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Jon Fitch takes it to the street in his quest for BJ Penn rematch

If at first you don’t succeed, then try try again, only this time get fuckin’ foul. It seems Jon Fitch is following this classic strategy in his bid to land a rematch with BJ Penn.

When it was first revealed that BJ’s original opponent, Rory McDonald, the one he came out of retirement for, suffered a nasty cut in training and had to bag out, Fitch issued a simple Tweet expressing his desire to face BJ, “He should fight me in Rio.” When no one but internet bloggers paid that any mind, Fitch decided to take it to the street while on a conference call to promote Fight Factory, a series about his beloved gym, American Kickboxing Academy.

“We’ve got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don’t hide. You’ve also got cowards out there like BJ Penn who say they want to fight people but then they run and hide. Yes, he’s a coward.”

Notice the buzz terms: “face anyone,” “don’t hide,” “run and hide,” and of course the cherry on top of this wicked sundae, “coward.” Fitch is not playing anymore. He wants to fight BJ so bad he busted out the C word, and in this instance it’s even worse than the other C word you’re thinking of. And he reiterated it, just so there’s no mistaking his true intent. That’s serious shit.

Fitch is employing a bit of psychological warfare here. He knows BJ has a warrior’s spirit, and more importantly an ego that may not be able to handle that sort of public call-out.

Will it work? Who the hell knows. BJ is so wacky he just might bite, but then again the UFC may not wish to entertain the idea. I don’t know about you, but as a fan I’m really not too excited about a Fitch/BJ rematch considering BJ isn’t really in the game anymore and the fight would have little divisional relevance. I’d much rather see Erick Silva knock Fitch down few notches, then as a symbolic gesture of absolute conquest slap his dong on his conquered foe’s forehead.

As far as BJ is concerend, he should wait for McDonald. The heir apparent to his most hated nemesis, GSP, McDonald is the only fighter out there right now who can get BJ’s blood boiling enough to get his ass out of the jacuzzi and into the gym.

  • Oontyex

    wasnt fitch the one trying to avoid fighting top welters for ages – saying hed only fight someone with a belt.

  • kevin evans

    FItch your a F%$kn dick,Id kill you on the street,your country has been at war the past ten years didn’t see you sign up your the f%%king coward you C&^k!

  • noiseless

    seriously? not even his mother gives a shit. fuck fitch.

  • Reverend Clint

    hey fitch… nobody likes you

  • Blackula Jonez

    Fitch must be really concerned about Eric Silva is if he is resorting to antagonistic rhetoric like this.

    He has NEVER done this before…I am surprised he isn’t calling out Matt Hughes or Royce Gracie at this point.

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    Fitch fights, only a mother could love them.

  • Letibleu

    Even his trash talk is predictable and boring. That kind of calling out is so 2008.

    He knows if Erik gets through him he is hired as the official UFC gatekeeper to the top 5 with ZERO chance at another title run. His management must hate him as much as we do. If he beats Silva, Zuffa will beat the fitch kos fight drum again.

    idea: Fitch vs hamburger, bj vs silva

    the reality is that zuffa is probably gonna try to send hamgurger to BJ

  • noiseless

    luls all ovar. good times at FL today, it feels off.

  • Rye

    Hamburger vs BJ would be good… unless it get’s past the first round, causer then it might be all “Alexander vs Slice” for the remaining…


    LOL at Fitch. I’ve only enjoyed 1 of his fights over the past 5 or 6 years and that was the Hendricks fight.

  • Letibleu

    screw that, its hamburger vs jay heiron

  • Márcio

    Fuck off Fitch!

  • TheButtStrangler

    I understand that everyone hates Fitch.

    By why does everyone (including Fitch and MacDonald) still give a shit aboot BJ Penn and his tantrums and excuses?

    When was the last time we saw the killer Penn?

    The Sanchez fight?

    Let me know when Penn fights Fedor and CroCop.