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OAKLAND, Calif. – Jon Fitch decisively won a fight that Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White had said would earn the victor a championship match. Fitch, though, wasn't in a mood to talk about much more than his upcoming wedding, and White wasn't willing to concede that Fitch's next fight will be for the UFC's welterweight belt.
Fitch dominated Thiago Alves on Saturday, taking a clear unanimous decision over the Brazilian in the co-main event of UFC 117 at Oracle Arena. But you got the feeling that Fitch is underrated and unappreciated.
He has won five in a row since losing to champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 87 two years ago and has won, incredibly, 21 of his past 22 encounters. MMA is one of the most difficult sports to put together a winning streak, and Fitch has done so against elite competition. Yet, because of his grind-it-out style, which isn't fan-friendly, Fitch gets little love. The crowd of 12,971 booed lustilyRead More »from Notes: Still no love for Fitch