Originally Posted by Sniggles
Why? Because Jacare has no top tier wins and win streaks outside the UFC are not held in the same regard to both the fans and the management.
Jacare has the same problem as Mousasi. No absolutely top tier wins but has alot of solid wins against name fighters, not as many as Mousasi though.
Really, because Lombard came over to the UFC and fought Tim as his first fight who was coming from a 3 fight win streak including a big win over Okami. Now, Im not making this up, the vast majority of the time the ufc does not match winners with losers, its been that way for a long time. I think it would be disrespectful to him to come off 3 wins and fight a loser. Now a fight with Weidman makes sense to me because if he wins he gets massive credit and immediately because a huge threat to the division (regardless if he would fight Silva or not) and if Weidman wins, well thats huge for him, he just beat an ex champ!
makes a lot of sense to me.