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Georges St-Pierre vs Carlos Condit: What This Means to BJ Penn and Jon Fitch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  BJ Penn of the USA attempts to choke Jon Fitch 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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Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2016

Nick Diaz has effectively reshaped the look of the welterweight division in the coming months.

Instead of having Carlos Condit face BJ Penn, Condit now trains for a fight with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

This leaves Penn without an opponent and another top welterweight, Jon Fitch, doesn't have an opponent either.

Diaz pulling out has opened the floodgates for who these two men will face next.

Fitch vs Penn II seems like a logical idea as a top fight on the UFC 139 card in San Jose. Fitch would get his chance this time to beat Penn and possibly finish where he left off when the two fighters fought to a draw at UFC 127.

Now it might not be the most exciting fight considering Fitch's style of grinding out his opponent and the way the third round went in their last fight, but the fight does make sense.

Fitch and Penn are some of the top welterweights and with this rematch the winner could earn his rematch with GSP. 

Outside of Penn and Fitch fighting each other no fights make sense. Fitch-Penn II should happen unless the UFC decides to pull other welterweights out of their fights.

With Jake Shields only a week away from his fight and Rory MacDonald set to face Brian Ebersole later this year, it makes sense to let Fitch and Penn finish what they started.

The fans may not want to see a rematch—and for the most part they probably don't want to see a Fitch fight—but this fight makes sense and we all know Fitch wants this fight.


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