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Jon Fitch Is Training To Be An Injury Replacement For Anybody

UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch has had enough of the talk.

Fitch, who has been on the sidelines since February due to a shoulder injury, took to his Twitter account to declare himself medically cleared to return to both training and fighting.

“Great. Started training like I’m in a fight camp this week. If anyone gets hurt I’ll be ready,” Fitch wrote.

Fitch, 33 years old, last competed at UFC 127 when he and B.J. Penn battled to a draw. It has been reported that the two were slated for a rematch in the summer, but both went down with injuries.

Penn is now scheduled to meet Nick Diaz in November at UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit. It has been rumored that Fitch-Penn ll would take place at that card after all the changes started going down.

Fitch (23-3-1) would seem like a strong candidate to compete on the UFC 139 card due to his fighting out of San Jose, California, where the event is being held.