ThE_KiNg_Of_ThE_rInG Posted November 21, 2010 Report Share Posted November 21, 2010 Dana White confirms that he has scrapped the Ellenburger vs Fitch match at Ufc 126 and instead is having Jon Fitch fight BJ Penn at UFC 127 in Australia!!!! I cant wait for this fight, simply because I want to see Fitch get KTFO finally!!! He is one of the only fighters I cant stand to watch simply (and I know this term is overused) he is a Lay N Pray fighter. Fitch is the one of the only fighters that I consider a Lay N Pray type. His opponents usually walk out of the cage without a mark on them. And he is SOOOOO boring to watch. I dont think Fitch's takedowns are all that great and I think BJ will be able to defend them pretty easily. Im tired of Fitch......thank you Dana White!! Go PENN!!! THOUGHTS ON THIS??? ANYONE??? http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/11/21/dana-white-bj-penn-gets-jon-fitch-next/ AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ? On the heels of BJ Penn's quick and decisive win over Matt Hughes at UFC 123 on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White said he's already picked Penn's next opponent. After the post-fight press conference, White told a small group of reporters that Penn will stay at welterweight and will next face Jon Fitch at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia, on February 26. "I already made the fight," White said. "Him and Fitch in Sydney." That's a new opponent for Fitch, who was expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 126 on Feb. 5. Since losing a decision to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87, Fitch has won five straight ? all unanimous decisions. White, though, said the Fitch-Penn fight is not necessarily a top contenders fight for the welterweight title. "If BJ beats Fitch, if Fitch beats BJ, they're both in the mix," White said. Penn handed Hughes the quickest knockout loss of his career, ending the fight in just 21 seconds. Penn snapped a two-fight skid with the win ? both losses to lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The loss was Hughes' first since UFC 85, ending a three-fight winning streak. Though Penn had said leading up to the fight against Hughes that he had designs on going back and forth between lightweight and welterweight, at the post-fight press conference he said he would put that call in White's hands. And White said he prefers Penn at 170 pounds right now. "BJ Penn comes in and and looks like the absolute world beater, best pound-for-pound in the world, and the next fight he doesn't ? you just don't know," White said. "I can tell you this ? he looks better at 170 than he does at 155. The BJ Penn that walked into the Octagon tonight reminds me of the BJ Penn of old." UFC 127 is expected to take place at the Acer Arena in Sydney. Bouts already likely for the card include Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle, Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera and, also announced at the UFC 123 press conference, Australia native George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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