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Aw shucks, Jon Fitch got injured

Unfortunately (or maybe not, depending on your opinion of their first fight), MMA Weekly broke the news this evening that Jon Fitch suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has pulled out of his scheduled rematch with BJ Penn at UFC 132.  It’s since been confirmed by multiple others, and ESPN claims it’s something to do with his shoulder.

The UFC is reportedly searching for a replacement to face BJ on that card, but no one has yet been named.  The timing isn’t bad though, with July 2nd being just over 3 months away, that’s enough time for whoever gets tapped to still fit in a full training camp.

And if the name “Carlos Condit” popped into your head, he’s way ahead of you, and says he’d “take the fight in a second.”  Condit’s been out of action himself since knocking out Dan Hardy back in October, as a dislocated kneecap forced him out of a date with Chris Lytle at UFC 127.  He’s healing up fine, and was already planning to return in June or July, so it would all work out nice and convenient-like.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a stroke of luck for fans and BJ alike… I figure BJ stands a much better chance against Condit, and we all stand a much better chance of getting a fight worth watching.  So here’s hoping Dana “follows” Carlos on Twitter, cause that match sounds good to me.

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble

    My immediate thought was Condit or Rumble. But the fight I would most like to see is Pitbull Alves. Pull him from the Rick Story fight and have him fight BJ.

  • Reverend Clint

    he’s just fitching out of this fight.

    I’d watch a condit vs bj fight anyday of the week, id rather help clean up fukushima than watch fitch fight.

  • bosswell

    Sometimes the comments are better than the articles. Thanks, Clint.

  • Letibleu

    …sometimes the comments suck more than your goat.^^

  • iamphoenix

    mma weekly is still a thing?

  • frickshun

    ^^I go there when I have trouble sleeping.

    I’m lying. Haven’t been there in 2 yrs.

    Also, you’re all a bunch of faggots & haters about Fitch. But then names like Alves & Condit were mentioned……& I decided I’m glad Fitch is injured. What happened to me?

  • Reverend Clint

    ^ your balls finally dropped

  • CAP

    I’m down with the Alves idea!

  • glassjawsh

    i heard mach sakurai is free

  • scissors61

    i’m planning on going to this event so condit v. penn sounds pretty damn good to me 

  • Komodo

    Anomaly detected in the AW SHUCKS



  • Omomatta

    He was probably practicing laying on guys in side control rather than in their half guard in order to “spice things up” for the crowd. I’ve seen that injury a million times.

  • DaveG

    It seems that in every sport there are those who think that other’s are faking injuries in order to avoid a competitor.

    If he is shame on him but if he isn’t then I hope he gets better quick.






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  • agentsmith

    Fitch stands a strong chance of beating BJ, I see no reason for him to fake anything.