OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 07: Jon Fitch punches Thiago Alves during the UFC Welterweight bout at Oracle Arena on August 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
From the good folks at MMA Junkie:
"We have a philosophy at our gym that it would be much better to have three belts at AKA than to have two belts, and then send two guys to fight for the same belt. So I feel like I can beat Anderson Silva, too, and GSP."
"Just like the other guys who want to fight the best in the world, I'm the same way. It's always been my intention to clear out 170 and move up. It's just one guy left, and I've been chasing him since the last loss, and I'll continue to chase him until I beat him and get the Welterweight title and move up."
I guess this is their new way to spin why they don't want to fight each other. By they, I mean the guys at AKA. Personally, I'd love to see Fitch move up to 185. He's right, he's pretty much cleaned out 170 and now they're having him do laps. No one wants to see some of the matchups that are there for him. Unfortunately for Fitch, he's not going to beat Georges St. Pierre. He just doesn't have the skill set. After what Chael Sonnen was able to do to Anderson Silva, he might have the exact game to defeat the Middleweight champion. What do you think? Could you see Fitch with the title at 185?