Originally Posted by Sniggles
What you are misunderstanding is that RD is the example of a casual fan with much of his logic and fighter views as evidence. So, a vote taken by more knowledgeable fans like ones on this website will yield a different result than when you ask the casuals. They will crowd to watch Anderson/GSP while GSP/Hendricks will be a 400k PPV.
I actually agree with you but make no mistake I would love to see Hendricks fight GSP! What I am not willing to do is give up any chance of a once in a life time superfight between GSP/Silva ever happening. You just don't get to see super fights like this happen especially given both of their track records.
Hendricks isn't going anywhere and honestly I don't see anyone beating him not even GSP. However I have always wanted to see Silva fight GSP ever since people had those 2 ranked as top p4p. GSP vs Silva was on the menu long before Weidman, Hendricks and even Jon Jones became mainstream fighters so for me this fight gets priority.
Vanity fights are entertaining to watch (like Fedor vs Zulu/Choi). Don't worry the number 1 contenders will get their chance.
You can't take a poll on a forum that is dominated by hardcore mma fans and expect any kind of accurate feedback on what both hardcore/casual fans want to see.
Especially when you take into account that casual fans likely make up most of the UFC's target audience. Yes those beer drunken rednecks who start booing as soon as a fight hits the ground. Thats like polling a gay bar on which president they voted on and being surprised it wasn't Romney. Anytime you take statistics from a bad sample you'll likely yield unfavorable results.
Oh and I'm narcin again so please excuse any typos.