More fallout from 2013: Year of the Superfight
So many parallels between the plight of Aldo and GSP. Two guys who have cleared out their divisions and get rewarded by constant sniping from contenders who look to drop down from the weight division above them. The fight game is a dog-eat-dog society, and technically speaking, if Pettis or anybody else can make the weight, why shouldn't they get the shot. The real question is should they have to earn that shot by fighting in the division first, or does their resume from another division earn them enough credentials to take on the champion?
Superfight Pros: Good for PPV Buys, good for the guy dropping a weight class
Superfight Cons: Bad for fighters who clear out their division and look to make a lengthy (lucrative) reign on mediocre competition.
Fighters have to recognize that the promotion is the high tide that raises all boats, and what's good for them as individuals may not be good for the company at large. Economics drive this whole process, so whatever move increases the larger pool of money available to everyone will drive the process.