Its true H0ss but everything still goes back to money and catering to a different target audience. The casual fans could honestly give two shits about rankings.
Nothing has changed really. The same fans that paid good money to watch Fedor fight Zulu are now clamoring to see GSP fight Silva or Diaz.
It all boils down to:
- Fighter popularity
The reasoning might be shitty but still valid nevertheless.
Best Fighter on the planet.