It's a bold prediction from Fitch, who may be inching closer to a UFC title shot against the winner of St-Pierre vs Diaz.
"I think a shake-up could have happened if Johny Hendricks would have gotten the title shot," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I think right now it looks like 'GSP' will probably defeat Diaz. The way it looks, I think there's a strong possibility the fight after that will probably be Marquardt just because it's champion vs. champion."
Fitch isn't expecting a title shot in 2013. He's just happy to keep earning money and fighting hard.
"I think one of the mistakes I made in the past was thinking about what this next fight is going to bring me rather than just focusing on the fight, itself," Fitch admitted. "Throw all of my attention, all my energy, into one fight at a time and make sure I get the most out of that one fight. I think that showed. When I do that, that's what happened in the last fight. If I continue that process, it's going to be a lot more great fights like that."
Fitch fights Demian Maia at UFC 156.
"This is a big thing. I need the money," Fitch said. "I need the fight. I need to perform, and I love what I do. The motivation is that in itself."