Jon Fitch: “I think I’m better that Jake Shields, I think I should be fighting for the title”

UFC welterweight contender, Jon Fitch clearly states that he should be the number one contender in the division despite former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields getting the nod, adding he’s better than the number one contender.

Fitch, speaking at a press conference in Australia, said:

“I think I’m better than Jake (Shields), I think I should be fighting for the title, but I’ve been given a huge opportunity here to fight BJ Penn and that’s a big fight, belt or no belt. We’re in a sport of selling fights right now, and the sport’s growing, we’re trying to get international, trying to get into every country, every household, and part of that is ticket sales is the idea that Jake Shields is coming over from Strikeforce with two belts. I understand that, it’s a business decision.”

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