Jon Fitch has finally seen the fight with B.J. Penn and feels he definitely won.
“Finally watched the fight back myself. first rnd draw and I won rnd 2 and 3. I will prove myself if I must. But I know I won that fight,” Fitch posted on his official Twitter account on Monday. “Much respect to BJ. He is the legend I thought he was. I think that was the best BJ ANY of us have ever seen.”
Following the fight, Penn told the crowd in Sydney, Australia and millions watching at home that he thought Fitch won the fight.
Moments later, backstage at the Acer Arena, Penn wasn’t so sure.
“The more I’m sitting here thinking about it, I definitely got the better positions and the more dominant positions,” said Penn to UFC.com. “I guess the first thing I was thinking was just the last round, but now, the more I’m sitting here thinking about the first two rounds – I did. I had much better positions than he had.
“I guess a bunch of different things are running through my mind when the fight ended. I guess that has to be the next fight again. I mean, I don’t see any other way.”
A rematch seems inevitable. It’s only a question of whether it will be for a title or not. We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the UFC 129 main event on April 30 between champion Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields. If St. Pierre wins, he’s expected to vacate the welterweight division and move up to middleweight to face Anderson Silva.