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Penn And Condit Looking To Fight, Fitch Feeling Left Out

BJ Penn and Carlos Condit have continued the growing trend of fighters setting up their matches via Twitter, as the two welterweights recently verbally agreed to a bout which several sites are now reporting is close to actually being signed.

“The people have spoken,” Condit posted to Penn’s attention. “They want to see us scrap. Let’s give ’em what they asked for.”

“The Prodigy” was quick to accept the challenge.

“Yup,” Penn wrote. “Let’s do it! October 29th.”

While the match up is certainly an intriguing one, it leaves Jon Fitch — who fought Penn to a draw earlier this year and was expected to rematch the Hawaiian former champion — in the lurch. After posting several messages from his fans expressing varying degrees of disappointment with the proposed Penn-Condit fight, Fitch addressed Penn directly.

“@bjpenndotcom you broke my heart, I thought you were a man of principle,” he wrote.

Penn offered his defense: “@jonfitchdotnet tried to make it happen but Joe Silva said “the fans don’t want it & I’m not interested”. Not much more I can do on my end”

There hasn’t yet been any official word on whether or not Penn vs. Condit will actually get signed or when the fight would go down if it were, but October 29 is the date of UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Diaz, which will go down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.