Dana White: Winner of BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch will be next #1 contender at 170lbs

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that the winner of the UFC 127 main event bout between former lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn and top contender at 170 pounds, Jon Fitch will be next in line for a welterweight title shot.

White, speaking on tonight’s media conference call, said:

“They’re definitely in the title picture. Either guy that wins that fight, let’s face it, the reality is B.J. Penn has held titles in both weight classes, Fitch has fought for the title and has literally dominated that division for a long time, just couldn’t win the title. Either one of these guys that wins this fight is in the mix. They’re the No. 1 guy.”

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