After defeating Ben Saunders at UFC 111 last night, Jon Fitch feels that he’s ready for another crack at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
It’s been almost 19 months since St-Pierre dominated Jon Fitch at UFC 87. After Fitch was dominated by the champion for the entire 25-minute bout, Fitch has gone on to win his next four fights – albeit winning all of them via unanimous decision.
“I’m 12-1 in the UFC, with one loss to GSP,” Fitch stated at the UFC 111 post-fight press conference. “I’ve won four straight. I wish they would have been finishers. But I’m a much better fighter than when I fought Georges the first time.”
UFC President Dana White noted that he would like to have Fitch face his American Kickboxing Academy teammate and training partner Josh Koscheck to figure out who should get the next title shot. Fitch stated that it wouldn’t happen.
“He [Fitch] must not want it that bad,” White joked.
“If we were to fight, it would be in the gym with the doors closed,” said Fitch.
“That’ll make a lot of money,” White sarcastically responded.
While White may not feel that Fitch should receive the next title shot, St-Pierre said that Fitch has improved since their last fight and would present a different challenge than their last meeting.
“Every time it’s a different fight,” said St. Pierre. “He’s a much better improved version. I’m a different fighter as well.”