UFC 141 Results: Should Jon Fitch Retire?

G DAnalyst IIIDecember 31, 2011

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  Jon Fitch of the USA looks at the big screen after the first round in his fight against BJ Penn of the USA during their welterweight bout part of  UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Jon Fitch.

Some would say he's the most boring fighter in mixed martial arts today, while others would argue there's no such thing as a boring fight.

Fitch has been classified as a technical artist as he often fails to finish his fights resulting in his performances left up to the judge's scorecards.

Because of his lesser than flashy style, Fitch has been put on the back-burner of the welterweight division by UFC President Dana White.

Fitch's argument has always been that all he has ever done is win, win and win some more minus a defeat to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87.

However, that all changed in a matter of 12 seconds, when Fitch was knocked senseless by fellow 170-pounder Johny Hendricks.

In a sudden turn of events, Fitch went from being arguably one fight away from a championship bout to being on the outside looking in.

Fitch hasn't won a bout since UFC 117 and hasn't finished a fight since the midpoint of 2007.

With his most recent fall to Hendricks it's likely there will be a long road ahead of Fitch until he finds himself in title contention again.

If losing just one fight in 15 Octagon appearances isn't enough for a second title shot, what will be?

It's likely Fitch will have to win four, five, even six more fights until he finally finds himself in the Octagon squaring off for the welterweight title again.

While many will consider the retirement option to be out of the picture, it's a serious question Fitch will have to answer in the upcoming months.

So, should Jon Fitch retire?

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