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UFC News: Jon Fitch Has 'No Pain' Following Shoulder Surgery

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IMay 5, 2011

According to MMAConvert.com, UFC welterweight Jon Fitch had successful surgery after he suffered a shoulder injury during his bout against BJ Penn, at UFC 127

Fitch posted via Twitter earlier today following his surgery and he seems to be in great spirits.

"Awake and feeling like a million bucks," Fitch said. 

While the American Kickboxing Academy fighter has not confirmed a return to the Octagon, he is expected to be out of action for six months.

However the injury has not affected Fitch completely. MMAConvert.com also reports he attended a UFC 129 after party last weekend in Toronto, where he and AKA teammate Cain Velasquez ran into BJ Penn.

"I saw him in Toronto and we were at the bar. I walked over to say hello…and the next thing I know somebody was shooting a single-leg [takedown] on me. I look down and it’s B.J., laughing his a– off,” Fitch said. “We’re on good terms, but I still want to kick the crap out of him.”

One can only assume what Fitch's intentions are once he is medically cleared to return to the Octagon. 

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