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Friday, 04/13/2012, 12:05 pm

Fitch vs Simpson In The Works For Simpson's Welterweight Debut

By Jamie McAllister:
A rumored welterweight fight between Jon Fitch and Aaron Simpson is in the works according to sources close to the UFC. The bout is tentatively slated to take place at UFC 149, July 21st in Calgary, Alberta.

This would be Aaron Simpsons 1st fight at welterweight, after compiling 6 wins with 3 loses in the UFC’s Middleweight division. His last fight was at UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger, where he lost a close split decision to Ronny Markes. Simpson has yet to address why he decided to move down to the welterweight division.

Fitch on the other hand is coming off the first KO loss of his career at the hands of Johny Hendricks at UFC 141. Before his loss to Hendricks, Fitch had gone 5-0-1 in his last 6 bouts.

Both fighters are former NCAA division 1 wrestlers, so it will be interesting to see which man can take this fight to the mat first. There is a possibility that this fight could end up taking place on the feet, if they prove to negate each others wrestling abilities.

Another big question is how will the cut down to welterweight affect the A-Train, as he has fought at middleweight since 2008. Is this a fight your excited to see?

What’s your verdict Penn Nation?


23 Responses to “Fitch vs Simpson In The Works For Simpson's Welterweight Debut”

  1. GRT 3000 says:

    yaaaay. a Fitch fight ……in. Calgary….;(

  2. deepcountrykauai says:

    dont know who the hell fitch or simpson is lol

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Can’t believe the UFC would put BORING ASS Fitch on a fight card in Canada after hearing how bad the fans booooooooooooooood Askren. But again these are same fans that think GSP is most exciting fighter on planet. Whats Fitch going to do if he can’t (FITCH) his opponent. Simpson was a much mauch better college wrestler than Fitch. Fitch was like 39-49 very sub par sub 500 wrestler. Oh but wait if Rogan and Goldie say so he must be world class

      • TrigenicKin says:

        It doesn’t really matter how good he was in college, MMA Wrestling is a completely different game. I’ve visited AKA once on a trip to California, and he outwrestled Koscheck clean. Credentials don’t matter, what matters is how good you are.

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Kosceheck get out wrestled by guys that didn’t even wrestle in college. Koscheck as much as he is a dick did something Fitch would NEVER has balls to do and that is learn how to fight. koscheck decided long time ago he wanted to be a fighter and not a LAY N PRAYER like Fitch. Fitch did and interview while back with MMA H.E.A.T. and Karyn Bryant asked him how he deals with all the critisim about him being such a boring fighter and Fitch said he has never heard anyone complain about his style. The man is so full of sh’t and in love with himself. The president of UFC told him and the rest of world he thought Fitch was beyond boring and that Fitch was stinking up his fight cards. look it up yourseld. Dana white/ dave Meltzer SB Nation. UFC had said if Fitch lost to BJ he would be released.

  3. John M says:

    Fitch has this one easily

  4. andy says:

    I remembered A-Train getting “fitched” by a massive Ronny Markes. Hopefully he knocks out Fitch

  5. Xaninho says:

    Fitch on the feet? Bahahahaha! He can’t throw a decent punch so why would he try to keep it on the feet? He has one gameplan and that’s getting it to the ground and wait for the bell.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Yeah its called “FITCHING” or stalling out a decision. They really should put Fitch on pre lims so he doesn’t ruin the ratings

      • Xaninho says:

        They should just fire his ass. How many fights does he have left on his contract?

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Finally someone who knows what the hell they are talking about. Yes dana has wanted to get rid of fitch for a very long time. Next loss Fitch is gone.

  6. kermit da dogg says:

    I hope fitch takes this one.

    “He beat me fair & square. no, I’m sorry, he beat me fairly squarely” – GSP

  7. Nando says:

    Pulling for Simpson. Fitch doesn’t fight to finish

  8. Trig says:

    Oh look, another Jon Fitch fight. He is in my eyes the most boring fighter ever. Seriously all he does is lay on people and when he got knocked out in his last fight I seriously yelled as loud as I could in complete joy. Here’s to hoping he gets knocked out again.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Yeah i think 99.9999% od all MMA fanbase jumped up and down sceaming as loud as they could in joy. Next to Dan Hendersen’s KO of Bisping johny hendricks is my hero. So friggen tired of hearing Fitch say he’s cleaned out the UFC WW divsion when in FACT he hasn’t fought Condit, Ellenberger, Sheilds, Kampmann, Rory, Kim, Koscheck and COUNTLESS others. Also Fitch turned down a fight with Story last year. Pierce was 5 seconds from KOing Fitch when Fitch was saved by bell. One bright spot is we will NEVER have to worry about Fitch EVER getting another title shot. His titlle shot dreams were ended by Hendricks. That is not my opinion that is FACT.

  9. Your mom says:

    If you can’t appreciate all the aspects of mma you are not a real fan. It’s cool to see a knockout or a submission but if you can’t beat Fitch’s style don’t hate. That’s why it’s called mixed martial arts! It’s not his fault his style works for him. If you think his style is so boring I would like to see anyone who talks shit take him on, you wouldn’t last one round

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Thats funny because i have been around literly 100 fans before that werfe screaming nothing but obsenities at fitch while he was doing his usual lay pray bullshit. REAL WRESTLING STALLING is illegal. Fitch is not a great wrestler. he uses his size advantage to “FITCH” his opponents. Fitch is a fight promotors worst nightmare

    • Xaninho says:

      I wouldn’t mind, I’d just bite his fucking ear off if he tried that Lay n Pray shit on me.

  10. Your mom says:

    Everyone has an opinion but at the end of the day your opinion doesnt matter

  11. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    At 34 years old Fitch may have one more year of BORING EVERYONE to SLEEP

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