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BJ vs Fitch to be #1 contender?

AngryBill2011-02-23 18:17:03 +0000 #1

Two questions: 1) Is there really a sell to GSP crushing either one of these guys again (I know Fitch kinda deserves it though, he has beaten everyone else) and 2) According to GSP in the past and in that article, he wanted to move up to 185 and stay there, who would the winner of this fight take on for the vacated title?
RPD2011-02-23 18:20:08 +0000 #2
Fitch is always "in the mix" until someone better comes along. BJ would have to win in devastating fashion to even be considered for a 3rd fight.
Jester2011-02-23 18:52:57 +0000 #3
BOOOOOOO, stinkfest.
Best80smovieRAD2011-02-23 19:03:48 +0000 #4
If GSP loses to Shields, it's a fresh matchup.

However, if GSP moves up with a win. I would assume the title goes up for grabs between Fitch-Penn vs Dong Hyun Kim, Lytle, or Condit
LordZardoz2011-02-23 19:15:51 +0000 #5
If GSP moves up, I would presume that that Best80smovieRAD is right. However, I would rather see the UFC do a Welterweight Gran Prix and presume that Fitch / Bj Pen is the first bracket. GSP and Silva have been so dominant in their division that outside of Jon Fitch, no one really has an especially strong argument that they should fight for that title next.

However, since tournaments seem to be Bellators primary selling point, and because Strikeforce is also using that format at heavyweight, I suspect that the UFC would not be that interested in doing what their competitors are doing.

Haze2011-02-23 20:23:48 +0000 #6
GSP wins and moves up. Shields gets a fight with the winner of this fight for the title.



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