Originally Posted by roaddawg
Obviously because noone gives a rats ass about Charlie Sheen nor was he at any point in MMA history ever considered G.O.A.T. There were times on HDNet where they had GSP ranked solidly behind Silva if not rank 2.
You're really trying to make this work, and it just isn't logical.
For instance, lets say that Fedor came to the UFC, and he wanted to fight Georges, because Georges was once considered the GOAT. It would be bullshit then, and it's bullshit now.
It would even be bullshit for Fedor to have come to the UFC and not want to fight Cain right now, but to want to fight Anderson. Because Fedor is bigger than Anderson. So regardless of how you want to spin it, you've still got a bigger fighter picking a fight with a smaller fighter who has shown no interest in taking it. It's a vanity fight, and it's bullshit.
Silva has more title defenses than Weidman has fights. For the same reason Weidman doesn't want to fight Belcher Silva's camp doesn't want to fight Weidman.
Belcher is unranked. He's not even top 10 right now. Weidman is ranked. He's the #1 contender. There is a huge difference in a #1 contender not wanting to fight an unranked fighter but accepting a fight with a top 5 contender in the division and a champion not fighting anyone at all while he waits for a fighter in a lower division to determine if he'll fight or not.
If Georges did this with Condit, or even Nick Diaz so he could wait to fight Ben Henderson nobody would defend him. And nobody would be 100% correct, because it's indefensible. Because vanity fights are bullshit, regardless of how much money they're worth. You missed the point of the Charlie Sheen reference. It wasn't about Charlie. It was about creating a spectacle for the sake of sales that isn't good for the sport as a whole.
Bigger fighters are supposed to beat up smaller fighters
. It's kind of like in a geometry test where they tell you the measurement of an angle. They call that a given
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