Jon Fitch currently holds a five win streak in the UFC welterweight over top contenders with his only UFC loss being to the current champ, Georges St-Pierre. Fitch says he feels that he is deserving over newly signed ex-Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields.

“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 B.J. Penn and that’s a big fight, belt or no belt,”stated Fitch .

“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,” Fitch said. “I understand that, it’s a business decision.”

Source: MMA Weekly