Originally Posted by The Donosaur
Arguments like this piss me off. I hate when people discredit wins like this. Maia fucking fought for the title. Sakara is a tough out especially on short notice, much like several other of Wiedman's opponents. He takes alot of fights on short notice by the way. Oh and Mark Munoz, which apparently means nothing since Bisping didn't think he was fucking hot.
Sakara is a tough out, Lawlor is to, but these guys lose at least as much as they win, and Bongfeldt never won in the UFC, so the way I see it is those 3 wins don`t really separate you from the pack at all. Maia did fight for the title, but only because Belfort got hurt and Sonnen couldn`t get cleared in time because of a cut. He was never an actual number 1 contender. Then the Munoz fight, very impressive, but it would be nice if Weidman shows he can hang with an elite fighter before he fights the best in the world. If he beat Okami, Lombard, Rockhold, Belfort, Sonnen, or someone like that then sure. I just don`t see how Weidman`s wins convinced people he should fight Anderson.