UFC President Dana White revealed during the post-UFC 82 press conference that Jon Fitch is next in line for a welterweight title shot:
“[Jon Fitch] will fight anybody, anywhere. Realistically, he is in line, right now, for a title shot once the whole Serra-St-Pierre thing is figured out. He still took the fight tonight. He could have said ‘I’ll wait’. He’s a tough kid. He’s definitely paid his dues. He is in line for the title.”
Fitch became the second fighter in UFC history to win eight-straight fights in the Octagon with his win over Chris Wilson on Saturday night, trying Royce Gracie’s win streak from the early days of the promotion.
Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre are set to fight on April 19th at UFC 83.