I see his point that maybe Cain wasn't able to commit to everything he might have wanted to in the fight. He isn't really making excuses if you actually read what he says, Fitch is more like "I don't think he was 100% and this fight will be tougher for JDS".
There is a difference between stating a fact (had bum knee), and also using that fact to say "I would have won if..." Call it excuses if you want, but it just sounds like some reporter asked him what he thought of Cains chances this time.
Cain just made poor decisions in the first fight and got KO'd. Whether a bum knee forced any of those decisions is total speculation unless Cain says it. This fight will probably play out differently (not necessarily the outcome but the process), but that is more likely due to experience than improved health.
Last edited by noahm; 10-29-2012 at 09:41 AM.