Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Shinya Aoki anyone?
For a hardcore fan, certainly. But try selling that win to the casual audience. Along with his relatively recent loss to global superstar... Michael Chandler. And didn't he also lose to Aoki before avenging that defeat? We have to think like a promoter at least slightly. What type of numbers would you expect from a PPV headlined by Eddie Alvarez right now? If Hendricks can get screwed out of a title shot after knocking the soul out of numerous formidable UFC names, Alvarez can fight another contender before fightng for the LW belt.