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Jon Fitch calls Nick Diaz an incomplete fighter


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.

  • bosswell says:

    Elaborating? I think Fitchy boy means exaggerating.

  • kvelertak says:

    how can a guy who has no standup call somebody else incomplete?

    Diaz has a ground game, it’s just not humping people for points.

  • malonth says:

    Fitch has a point about Diaz. If GSP’s wants to, Diaz will spend 5 round on his back staring up at the ceiling.

    But Fitch is desperate now to make himself somewhat relevant to the WW title picture. Fitch lost to GSP in August of 2008, almost three years ago. Since then he’s won 5 decisions and had one draw. And Fitch is not even close to a title shot. He’ll be 34 in February 2012, getting a bit long in the tooth for an MMA figther. It must be depressing.

  • lukustra says:

    if anyone is an incomplete fighter its jon fitch. all he has in his arsenal is good wrestling (that still didnt stand up to non-collegiate wrestler GSP). He has no striking ability, no ground and pound, sub-par submission wrestling, and hes boring. no one wants to see you fight, jon. I’m sorry. Your fight is when everyone goes grabs a bite to eat and takes a piss.

  • lukustra says:

    …aside from that, yeah Nick has abysmal take down defense. Dude got taken down by Cyborg.

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    I find it funny that Fitch is so upset about not getting his perceived title shot. Has the dude shown any once of improvement that would suggest that a second fight with GSP would go any differently? He can wrestle just as well as he could two years ago – nothing has changed. This seems to be obvious to everyone except Jon Fitch.

  • Letibleu says:

    I first heard this 2 days ago. Sounded like an old disgruntled man.

  • frickshun says:

    Fitch. That’s all I got.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    I respect the hell out of his grappling skillset, but Fitch is such an oblivious bitch.  He can say he’s gotten better all he wants, but this sport is based on showing it, then people want to pay to see you show it again.  Very simple concept.

  • Redping says:

    Fitch is a one dimensional fighter. In fact, Diaz is possibly the ONLY well-rounded fighter to ever get a shot at GSP. I mean you could argue BJ but the cardio was a huge downside.

    Diaz has a longer reach, better jiujitsu (which GSP CAN’T avoid like last time(, and most importantly, he doesn’t have a glaring weakness that GSP can exploit (inability to defend the jab etc). GSP’s only option is to go to the ground, and FINALLY we’re going to see some Gracie jiujitsu back in the ufc octagon. I know everybody forgets about it because BJ penn doesn’t like it, but it really is the most effective BJJ and we’re gunna see Nick Diaz use it. I would say his ground game is better than jake shields – because he never goes there on purpose. Gives him the advantage of surprise.

    GSP will literally have to Jon Fitch (never posture up yet keep throwing strikes) his way through 5 rounds, while being smacktalked from the bottom by someone who could kick his ass in a real fight (not a 25 minute ‘who gets more takedowns’ match). Nick Diaz by late submission, or GSP by overwhelmingly lame decision.

    What an amazing world it would be, if the next WW title fight is Condit vs Diaz, and the co main event is a THREE round Jon fitch / GSP fight (gsp actually tries in 3 rounders)

  • iamphoenix says:

    jon fitch needs to stop bitching. he’s had his title shot. he thinks he should always have a title shot, like, no one else deserves it but him. dude, you suck bruh.

  • Letibleu says:

    The formula is easy. Its fucking black and white for GSP. Leg kicks, clinch.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    I see where you’re coming form with the clinch, but leg kicks?  I don’t think he has the hips for it, man.  Too slow to do outside damage, but inside he could Kongo his balls.

  • Márcio says:

    I dozed off half way through this interview.

  • G Funk says:

    All the comments in this thread was basically a copy then paste…

  • Redping says:

    leg kicks against diaz? That just gets you knocked out faster. if he can take Cyborgs leg kicks I wouldn’t see GSP doing much damage with them. Hump, hump and hump his way to a victory and then Nick Diaz will say ‘but who’d win a real fight?’ and we’d go well, probably nick diaz

    And G-funk, that was the most pointless and useless post I have ever read, you would’ve been better off just copy pasting something else somebody said

  • iamphoenix says:

    All the comments in this thread was basically a copy then paste…

  • Reverend Clint says:

    the only time ive seen diaz use bjj was against terrible fighters like cyborg