Reality Check: Dana White Says People Think Jon Fitch is a Fighter to Watch ‘If I Want to Sleep’ [Video]

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Updated: December 29, 2011

Dana White explains in harsh detail why Jon Fitch, a UFC fighter that hasn’t lost in six fights since 2008, has not been named as a welterweight contender for another title fight.

Dana White:

“The problem with Jon Fitch is you hear the same thing from everybody about Jon Fitch: If I want to get to sleep and I can’t get to sleep at night, I’ll put in a Jon Fitch fight. Whatever you think… Jon Fitch is one of the best 170-pounders in the world. And yes, he’s in the hunt for a title again, but find one person that will tell you they love a Jon Fitch fight, it’s the most exciting thing they’ve ever seen and they just get so excited for it. So when you say that you have a fight like Cerrone and Diaz on the card and a guy with a record like (Fitch’s) is on and people aren’t jumping out of their seats for that fight, I think Jon needs to have a little bit of a, you know… he’s got to be a little honest with himself and have a little bit of a reality check.”

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5 Comments

  1. cerrone_is_an _ass

    December 30, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Finally Dana said it. Fitch shuts it down every time he's ahead on fights and we're not impressed.

    • corey

      December 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

      well said…

  2. technix

    December 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Hypocrite. dana is a complete hypocrite when he's talking about miguel torres. really? you think you did the right thing cutting him and yet brought him back less than a month later. He's never been fake like this till the Fox deal got made.

  3. ron_shaw

    December 30, 2011 at 1:39 am

    we all knew he was going to bring miguel back. the news is that he admitted that he thinks fitch is a boring fighter. why he's been held back. if fitch wins he's got to have a shot at the title more than diaz and koz.

  4. sal

    December 30, 2011 at 5:24 am

    well said, fitch plays it safe thus his fights are boring. Good time to take a shit before the cowboy vs nate fight though.

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