Tuesday, February 15, 2011
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch winner gets Title Shot
It appears that when when 2 time UFC Champion B.J. Penn squares off with the resident Wes Mantooth of the Welterweight Division, Jon Fitch, it may be for the Number one Contender spot in the Welterweight division.
UFC President Dana White had this to say earlier today during a conference call for the February 26th event:
" They're definitely in the title picture. Either guy that wins that fight, lets face it, the reality is B.J. Penn 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 those guys that wins this fight is in the mix. They're the Number One guy."
What does being the Number #1 Contender for a UFC belt mean these days? Ask Yushin Okami, Anthony Pettis, or even Junior Dos Santos. That said, when it comes to the Welterweight division, the scenarios that present themselves at this event and beyond should get everyone talking.
UFC 127 Fan Made Poster - Olieng