To put it simply, White thinks Fitch is on the downside of his career.
"Jon Fitch was ranked number nine, OK, however you want to look at that, he's ranked number nine, whether it's right or wrong or the rankings are bull---- or whatever," White said. "Ranked number nine right now. Now, this isn't a case where Jon Fitch was ranked No. 9, No. 7, No. 6, No. 4, No. 2 and then we cut him. He was ranked No. 1, fought for the title and then he was ranked No. 2. He was ranked No. 3, 6, 7, and now he's 9. That's called the downside of your career. He's on the downside."
Fitch went 14-3-1 is his UFC career, but just 1-2-1 in his last four.
"So it's not like Jon Fitch was on this incredible f--- winnning streak and ‘the greatest f--- welterweight in the history of the world and a f--- Hall of Famer," White stated later in his argument. "The guy's never won a f--- title in his life. What do you consider a Hall of Famer? If f--- Jon Fitch is a Hall of Famer, f--- that thing's going to be packed. It's going to be one huge f--- Hall of Fame."
Fitch hasn't yet responded to being cut from the top promotion in the world. As for White, he insists it's nothing personal and he wishes Fitch all the best.
"The response that Jon Fitch has had is awesome," White said. "I'm glad that so many people are behind him. That's not a bad thing. Good for him. But I can tell you this, Jon Fitch isn't cheap, so good. Viacom MMA has some money. He can go out there right now on the free market and find out exactly what he's worth."