To me, Weidman was always just the closes guy in line. Sure he had a couple of good wins, but nothing that stood out that screamed No. 1 contender to me besides the fact that no one else was even close.
To me, a fight with Evans would be more legit than a fight with Weidman. A fight against a guy who is a former champion in a higher weight class who has the resume to say he is a legit threat.
The fact that Weidman has been out for so long also bumps him down a little bit. It bumped Rashad down in LHW.