Originally Posted by rivethead
I've been calling for that for years.
For the record, I've been the only one vocal about GSP as well--here are a lot of big ifs:
- if he wins against Condit
- if he's approached about the vanity fight
- if he accepts
- if he decides to take a year off to gain weight the right way
He should be stripped as well.
Champions have an obligation to defend their belts, against the best possible opponent. The UFC has an obligation to promote those fights to make the champion money, but that should absolutely not factor into a decision to take a fight or not.
I know. And we have somewhat disagreed on it during that time too....but it has just gone WAY too far. It has really changed my thinking to be right in line with yours. It's getting absurd with the layoffs...
Favorite UFC Fighters:
HW-Cigano, Frank Mir, Cain Valasquez
LHW-Machida, Franklin, Jon Jones
MW-Maia, Gouveia, Anderson
WW-GSP, Hazelett ,Diaz
LW-BJ Penn, Huerta, Lauzon