Fitch is a wrestler, it's hardly surprising that he managed to get up a few times. Dan Hardy is not a grappler, though he is better than many give him credit for.
Surely it's understandable that he was tentative with his strikes? As soon as he tried to throw something, GSP would time him and take him down. He was outclassed because he knew that as soon as he tried to throw, GSP would take him down. I don't think he would have been as comprehensively out-classed in a pure striking contest. I do agree that he should have tried harder to throw though, there didn't appear to be too much intent, but that could have been down to subconscious nerves that come from a first title fight. GSP wasn't too flash in his first title fight, I think Dan has a lot of potential, just needs to keep working hard.