kthonic (anonymous) 3 months ago
Remember when Jon Jones got an undeserved title shot for beating Ryan Bader because the actual top contender was injured? Or when Rua got an undeserved title shot against Machida for beating an aged Chuck Liddell after gassing against an even more gassed and irrelevant Coleman and being finished by Forrest Griffin, or how about Machida earning a shot because he KO'd Thiago Silva and beat Tito Ortiz? In the LHW division you get a title shot for having a 2 fight win record against guys who haven't been relevant for a few years or at all, as long as some fans will recognize the names.
Hell, it could be worse, Demian Maia got a title shot against Anderson Silva coming off a loss to Nate Marquardt.