Jon Fitch may not have shown much improvement over the years, but at least he’s learning how to build some hype up for fights. In the video above he talks about the BJ Penn fight falling through, his injury, and most importantly how he wants to take Nick Diaz down and Fitch him up:
I know there’s the marketability of title vs title but I don’t value Nick Diaz’s title at all. He’s the only man who’s ever talked shit about me and he talked shit about me when he was protected by not being in our organization. Well, he’s not protected by that anymore.
I feel that his recent career is very padded. He fought at 160 against very small guys and he fought at 170 against guys who couldn’t wrestle. I’ve never had anyone talk shit about me and I don’t think I deserve to have shit talked about me. Just insulting my style. Well, fuckin’ if you can’t beat my style then you suck, sorry. If you can’t beat it you can’t beat it. This is about winning, this is what this sport is about this is why we got into this we’re out trying to find who’s the best and who has the best style.
And he’s talked a lot of shit about the organization, and it’s my organization, the UFC. It’s what I represent, it’s what I carry it’s where I go, I always represent it and I feel that I’m insulted every time he’s spoken negatively about the UFC and he has many times, very many. And I don’t like that. It’s my company that I work for and I’m proud of it. We’re going to fight. Me and Nick Diaz will fight. Whether it’s now or later, I don’t care, but we’re going to fight.
Nick Diaz has never been successful against average wrestlers. And his career in Strikeforce and EliteXC has been guarded against wrestlers. He hasn’t fought a decent wrestler – an average wrestler – in ten years. Well, not ten, I’m elaborating. Three, four, five years. Thats a long time not to have to face an average wrestler. But he has no takedown defense, anyone who can wrestle a little bit can take him down all day long and hold him down. And I don’t see you as a complete fighter if you can’t stay off your back.
Speaking of something someone hasn’t done for years and years, it was just over four years ago when Jon Fitch finished his last opponent, Roan Carneiro at UFC Fight Night 10. And I just don’t see you as a complete fighter if you can’t finish fights.