I don't think they asked about Werdum because everyone knows he is next in line. My guess is they are trying to figure out where people stand in terms of the other fighters.
As far as the hate for Kongo, it isn't a hate, it is just compared to the other fighters I like them more. Yes he is a beast and pushes the pace, but of the 7 fighters he is my least favorite. That's all.
Don't censor me bro!