Jon Fitch (23-4-1-1 NC) hates unfinished business, so his draw against B.J. Penn (16-8-2) at UFC 127 leaves the door for a rematch open.
“[The fight] was a draw and is unfinished,” said Fitch on Fight Hub TV. “I don’t know anyone who can be content with something unfinished and just leaving it. I don’t like leaving jobs around my house half finished. I don’t want to leave this job unfinished. I’m waiting to rectify the situation and finish it. Win or loss, it needs to be finished.”
Fitch isn’t certain if Penn should return to train at American Kickboxing Academy beside him, but he’ll worry about that at a later time.
“I’m not in any mood to be friendly right now,” said Fitch. “Who knows what will happen after the fight, but I know how I feel right now. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. I’m not someone who wants to speculate. I’m a rationale thinker. Anything can happen, but not right now.”
If the fight does happen, it won’t be until 2013 at the earliest as both fighters are currently scheduled for separate fights. Later this year, it will be Fitch vs. Erick Silva (15-2-1 NC) at UFC 153 and Penn vs. Rory MacDonald (13-1) at UFC on FOX 5.