I think this guy is fairly new to the sport and hasn't seen much UFC if he is asking questions like why hasnt Arlovski fought Tito? lol Also Pride sets up easy matches for their champions all the time, and also non title fights. Like Fedor vs Zuluzinho. Marcus Aurelio vs Gomi was supposed to be the same, but Aurelio shocked the world and submitted Gomi in the 1st round to shake things up.
I don't know if this guy realizes that Royce has only won 2 of his last 7 fights, with 3 draws and 2 losses(counting the Hughes loss). He couldn't finish a 143 lb fighter in Tokoro, who is a solid veteran but only 12-10 overall, and definitely no Matt Hughes. Royce only has one submission win since his fight with Dan Severn in 94, and that was in a freak show match vs sumor star Akebono. Royce has aged, and hasn't been fighting alot the last couple of years. He also hasn't been fighting competition that are Matt Hughes level, or near there.