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Jon Fitch Calls B.J. Penn a 'Coward,' Says He's Not Welcome at AKA


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Aug 7, 2012 - Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym.

 

The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011.

 

On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."

 

"Here at AKA, we've got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don't hide from any opponents. You've also got cowards out there like B.J. Penn who say they want to fight people, but then they run and hide."

 

Penn had his scheduled UFC 152 fight with Rory MacDonald postponed due to MacDonald's training cut. No decision has been made as to whether the Penn-MacDonald fight will be rescheduled for another date, or whether Penn will fight another foe.

 

At one point in his career, Penn trained with AKA, and last month, Penn indicated he'd like to train again in San Jose.

 

But Fitch clearly wants no part of such talk. Ask to clarify if he considered Penn a coward, Fitch said. "Yes. He's a coward. He wouldn't be welcomed here."

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yeah i dont get fitch? This isnt going to win him any fans and neither will beating penn.

 

dont get me wrong i still think penn is a great fighter but most people seem to think hes washed up so if i were fitch i would try to pick fights with higher ranked competition, altho he would just get K.O.

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Aug 7' date=' 2012 - Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym.

 

The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011.

 

On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."

 

"[b']Here at AKA, we've got fighters who come out to fight[/b], fighters who will face anyone and don't hide from any opponents. You've also got cowards out there like B.J. Penn who say they want to fight people, but then they run and hide."

 

Penn had his scheduled UFC 152 fight with Rory MacDonald postponed due to MacDonald's training cut. No decision has been made as to whether the Penn-MacDonald fight will be rescheduled for another date, or whether Penn will fight another foe.

 

At one point in his career, Penn trained with AKA, and last month, Penn indicated he'd like to train again in San Jose.

 

But Fitch clearly wants no part of such talk. Ask to clarify if he considered Penn a coward, Fitch said. "Yes. He's a coward. He wouldn't be welcomed here."

 

or in ur case take people down and do zero damage

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Aug 7' date=' 2012 - Jon Fitch clearly still wants a rematch with B.J. Penn. And he doesn't want the future UFC Hall of Famer anywhere near the American Kickboxing Academy gym.

 

The veteran welterweight is scheduled to face up-and-coming star Erick Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, but the San Jose, Calif.-based fighter wants another crack at the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, whom he fought to a majority draw in 2011.

 

On Tuesday, Fitch used a conference call designed to push AKA's new "Fight Factory" reality series on Nuvo TV to dog Penn, calling him a "coward."

 

"Here at AKA, we've got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don't hide from any opponents. You've also got cowards out there like B.J. Penn who say they want to fight people, but then they run and hide."

 

Penn had his scheduled UFC 152 fight with Rory MacDonald postponed due to MacDonald's training cut. No decision has been made as to whether the Penn-MacDonald fight will be rescheduled for another date, or whether Penn will fight another foe.

 

At one point in his career, Penn trained with AKA, and last month, Penn indicated he'd like to train again in San Jose.

 

But Fitch clearly wants no part of such talk. Ask to clarify if he considered Penn a coward, Fitch said. "Yes. He's a coward. He wouldn't be welcomed here."[/quote']

 

just to clarification umm Penn has won two ufc titles in two different weight classes and Fitch failed to get on TUF

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lol at everyone hating on Fitch' date=' he is a hell of a fighter. Chael is effectively the same guy in the octagon, but because Fitch has no personality people hate on him. Shows how stupid some mma fans really are[/quote']

 

i didnt realize personality and GnP were the same thing. Chael may throw punches like a ***** but at least he throws um.

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no there not' date=' and not even close lol. Sonnen is active and throws punches and is in your face the whole fight.. Fitch takes you down and holds you there[/quote']

 

http://blog.fightmetric.com/2011/02/fitch-vs-penn-official-ufc-statistics.html

 

relevant to this thread http://blog.fightmetric.com/2011/02/fitch-vs-penn-official-ufc-statistics.html round 3 on the ground 143 strikes landed, yeah he was just holding him there

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The new and improved Sonnen was able to finish Stann.

 

Fitch has a 0.0000001 % chance of finishing a future UFC fight.

 

honestly, I think Fitch would be able to submit guys, but he just chooses to pound on them, and to grind them down, then leaves it too late/doesn't want to finish, same as Chael does

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honestly' date=' I think Fitch would be able to submit guys, but he just chooses to pound on them, and to grind them down, then leaves it too late/doesn't want to finish, same as Chael does[/quote']

 

fitch just gets his jollies from hugging men

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Maybe.

 

Chael does have exciting fights' date=' though. Even if he isn't a finisher.

 

The only Chael fight in recent memory that was boring was the Bisping one.[/quote']

 

I enjoy fitch fights, i really do, apparently nobody else does but **** it

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honestly' date=' I think Fitch would be able to submit guys, [b']but he just chooses to pound on them, and to grind them down, then leaves it too late/doesn't want to finish[/b], same as Chael does

 

Fitch's least exciting fight in the UFC was the Hendricks fight. Yeah' date=' epic ko, but[b'] I wanted to see them get into it[/b]

 

Is there something you want to tell us?:D

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