After his victory at UFC 11, Fitch campaigned for a rematch with Georges St. Pierre. Here is what the fighters had to say about the rematch. As well as Dana.
Fitch: “It was a good fight for him, but I still see flaws in his game, and that’s why I want to fight him,” Fitch said of St-Pierre. “There’s nothing that means more to me right now than fighting for the title. I’m 12-1 in the UFC with my lone loss to GSP. I’ve won my last four fights. I wish they would have all been finishes, but it doesn’t always work out that way. But I’m a better fighter than the first time we fought.”
GSP: “It’s never the same competitor,” St-Pierre said. “It’s never the same guy. (Fitch) isn’t the same guy he was when I fought him the first time. He’s a much, much better [fighter]. And I’m not the same fighter I was when I fought him the first time.”
Dana White: “He’s in the mix,” White said. “There’s no doubt he’s in the mix. “Maybe we do [Fitch] and Koscheck for the No. 1 (contender).”
Dana White on Fitch not wanting to fight Koscheck: “Nah? Well then, he doesn’t want the title shot that bad then.”
Quick Hit: Dana sounds ruthless here, but he does have a point. Fitch and Koscheck are training partners and are friends, but they are both in the same weight class and are both trying to become champion. Sooner or later they would have to fight. That’s just how it is. Maybe Dana said that because he knew Fitch wouldn’t take that fight, because he’s not sold on a rematch. Fitch was thoroughly beaten the first time around and I don’t think he has it in him to defeat GSP. He hasn’t changed any, as far as I can tell, and he lacks the ability to finish. Sorry Fitch, maybe next time.