A starry-eyed man who almost had a nervous breakdown over Anderson Silva’s positive test was just back handed right in the face by an unforgiving universe when Jon Fitch failed a pre-fight drug test. Fitch, a vegan who in almost no conceivable world could be using performance enhancers, appears to have used performance enhancers.
Idealistic fans have routinely referenced Jon Fitch during uncomfortable conversations about drugs. Seemingly backed into a corner, they would say, “Yes, everyone seems to be using drugs these days. But just hold up now. We still have Jon Fitch.” For thousands, Fitch was a peaceful harbor in the midst of a stormy sea, a meat-free cafeteria in the bleeding heart of a factory farm’s slaughterhouse.
But Jon Fitch will probably be suspended now, and our disbelief unfortunately won’t be. Guess it’s as good a time as any to morbidly mainline some testosterone during a slow, meaningless drive to Nihilist Arby’s.