Jon Fitch: 'I'm Irritated and I Want To Hurt Some People'

Michael MagoulisCorrespondent IJuly 21, 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, perennial contender and easily the No. 2 welterweight in the world, gives the most vocal interview of his career.

Fitch, who is usually very reserved, finally gets a little angry regarding how he is often overlooked and unappreciated despite his dominance.

Honestly, Fitch has a lot to be angry about. He's compiled a 23-3-1 record, including a 13-1-1 record in the UFC—his sole loss coming to long-time welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

In the interview with MMA Canada, Fitch expresses his desire for a rematch with BJ Penn, but understands why it hasn't been scheduled.

"BJ is healthy; I'm not. They wanted to get him active; he wanted to be active. Carlos Condit has a lot of buzz on him right now and they can't schedule me a fight being injured."

When asked if he would be willing to fight teammate Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch replied:

"It's not going to happen. I'd rather murder everybody and spend the rest of my life in jail than fight a teammate."

As for who could be a possible next fight

"I think Martin Kampmann might be a smart fight right now. He's the only guy I can think of right now who's healthy and who doesn't have a fight scheduled and has a big name and is a very tough opponent."

Fitch certainly doesn't seemed pleased with Nick Diaz and doesn't think he has a chance against Georges St. Pierre.

"I don't value Nick Diaz's title at all. He's the only man who has ever talked shit about me...Me and Nick Diaz will fight...GSP wins this fight easily by taking him down for five rounds. Nick Diaz has never been successful against average wrestlers."

Looking at Nick Diaz's record, Fitch has a point. Diaz hasn't fought a decent wrestler since, perhaps, 2006 when he took on Gleison Tibau at UFC 65 or Sean Sherk at UFC 59 earlier that year.

Fitch certainly deserves a second title shot. He's put together a 5-0-1 record since his last fight with Georges St. Pierre, including wins over Paulo Thiago, Mike Pierce and Thiago Alves.