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Jon Fitch Cleared To Fight, Possible UFC 139 Spot In His Future

Two words written by Jon Fitch were all it took: “I’m back!”

Fitch, a welterweight contender, posted on his Twitter account that his doctor has cleared him to begin training once again following a shoulder injury that knocked him out a rematch with B.J. Penn.

“Dr. Kavitne gave me the OK to fight,” Fitch wrote.”

Fitch (23-3-1) and Penn were slated to meet at UFC 132 in a rematch of their draw from UFC 127. It was reported that a win by either fighter in either match up would have more than likely led to a shot at Georges St-Pierre.

GSP, the current welterweight champion who faces Nick Diaz later this year, holds wins over Fitch and Penn.

The former Purdue University standout has not lost since that meeting with St-Pierre in 2008. He had four straight wins before the draw with Penn.

A possible match for Fitch is Johny Hendricks for UFC 139, though neither side would confirm talks.