Originally Posted by roaddawg
I feel ya however bringing up other champions that got fucked over doesn't justify the move. I know this is an analogy far removed from subject but imagine if someone tried to use a similar approach toward justifying slavery....
2 champions 1 divison = disputed belts.
There is simply no way around it and its a problem.
As always thanks for taking the time to make such a well thought out post H0ss. You really have a stellar memory or you're just that passionate about MMA.
I think you're missing my point. There is no reason to think Rockhold is getting fucked over. History has shown that the vast majority of champions from other organizations don't fare too well when they enter the UFC, because they aren't used to the high level of competition.
Moreover, we don't have two champions in one division. Luke Rockhold's Strikeforce MW title meant that he was the best MW within the Strikeforce organization. There is no Strikeforce anymore. He is now a UFC fighter. His title doesn't mean he is the best MW fighter in the UFC. That's what Anderson's title means.
There is no dispute.
P.S. - I think everyone who takes the time to post on this board would be considered passionate about MMA.