Originally Posted by roaddawg
Despite your feelings on the matter you can't stick your head in the sand and attempt to revise history. A champion is a champion until defeated.
Some people are clearly fans of revisionist history. I am not amongst them
The equation has been pretty straightforward: other org champs don't get title shots. Hendo is really one of the only exceptions. Even Nog didn't get an immediate shot (anyone know why?).
As far as history, you're the one ignoring the fact that the vast majority of champs from other orgs didn't get the shot. WEC, Bellator, SF, it's been the same story every time. As S=E has said many times, Rockhold isn't a champ. His org is gone.
I'm fine with Rockhold getting the shot (largely because I think anyone, like Weidman, coming off a long injury needs to have one fight before title talks), but to say others on the forum are ignoring history on this matter is hilariously naive; you're clearly throwing out a huge amount of history yourself. And we've covered that, repeatedly.
Originally Posted by Ashy Larry
I'm pretty sure rockhold has gone on record saying he wasn't ready for Anderson. While I believe weidman is the clear no 1 contender I think it would be in his best interest to have one more fight before Anderson. Did anyone else notice him in baders corner? He looked very.......doughy
I never realized just how big Weidman's frame is until seeing him next to Bader. I saw that and immediately wondered how he gets to 185... pretty nuts.