Originally Posted by Sniggles
Leites and Maia were circumstantial opponents because Anderson dodged rematches with Quartz and Hendo.
Well, the why is what we bicker about.
This is revisionist history. Leites got his shot after beating Marquardt, bullshit result or not. Maia got his shot due to injuries when Sonnen was the no. 1 contender, after Chael beat Nate.
Nate never earned a rematch, when Hendo earned his he split to Strikeforce.