23-3-1 welterweight Jon Fitch hasn’t fought since February but is itching to get back in the cage to compete and has finally been cleared by his doctor to do so after an extended absence due to an injured shoulder.
Fitch recently updated the world on his improved status through Twitter where he wrote, “Started training like I’m in a fight camp this week. If anyone gets hurt I’ll be ready.”
The proud Purdue Boilermaker forced to idly sit by while AKA teammate Josh Koscheck was recently selected to fill in for Diego Sanchez against Matt Hughes when “The Dream” went down with a broken hand and a swap of his peers in co-headlining action at UFC 137.
Fitch was last seen going to a Draw with B.J. Penn where he dominated the fight at times. He holds past wins over Sanchez, Ben Saunders, and Thiago Alves.
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MMATraining Take: I’m not sure what bouts would make sense for Fitch as a replacement other than Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story at UFC 139. A fight against either would be entertaining for sure. In fact, the UFC should just book him for the November event anyways since it’s in San Jose and it would either prepare him for filling in against Story/Kampmann or get him back on track for one more well-deserved title-shot.