Welterweight contender Jon Fitch made his case for a rematch against champ Georges St-Pierre on Saturday at UFC 111 after earning a unanimous decision over Ben Saunders for his fourth-straight win, but UFC President Dana White said he’ll likely need to fight teammate and fellow contender Josh Koscheck, who meets Paul Daley in May, before getting another title shot.
“There’s nothing more important to me right now than fighting for the title,” said Fitch at the post-fight press conference. “I’m 12-1 in the UFC with one loss to GSP. I’ve won my last four straight fights. I wish they would have all been finishes, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I’m a better fighter than I was the first time we fought and I want a title shot.”
“(Fitch) is in the mix. There’s a couple guys at the top of the welterweight division. Maybe we do him and Koscheck for the number one spot,” White said. “I’m not kidding when I say I’d like to see Koscheck fight Fitch. It’s not (a team sport). Everybody works hard and talks about how they want title shots, just like Jon said tonight ‘I want the title so bad.’ How bad do you want it? Do you want to fight Koscheck? He’s in your division and he’s one of the best. You could flip a coin over who’s best. There’s no reason two guys can’t go out and compete against each other to see who’s better and not be friends. This whole ‘we don’t to fight each other’ thing is over.”
White hinted after the press conference that something was in the works for the Koscheck-Daley matchup, with MMAjunkie guessing that the winner of the UFC 113 bout could coach opposite St-Pierre on The Ultimate Fighter 12 before getting a title shot when the season concludes in December.
Pictured: Jon Fitch