Originally Posted by roaddawg
Noone is saying Shields didn't get fucked over.
But I bet you the UFC made sure they consolidated those belts didn't they? Enter Rampage vs Hendo
Fucked again and yet another reason why he is bitching about Ben Henderson after watching Nate Diaz get butt raped.
Overeem didn't even finish the tourney. Infact DC replaced him and beat the snuffing out out Antonio Silva.
Its amazing your argument for justifying a disputed belt is based on other people also getting fucked over. Do you have a mind of your own or just go with the flow? There is another animal that has similiar characteristics... its called a sheep.
Dude what are you talking about? You didn't even really address Anchor's points. Shields
, the Strikeforce MW champion
, didn't get an immediate title shot and it was obvious that he wasn't the number one contender when he shit the bed against Kampmann (but he was gifted a decision).
You completely ignored the fact that Hendo
didn't get an immediate LHW title shot, even though he was the Strikeforce LHW champion
AND had just been the first person to KO Fedor. Pettis
, WEC LW champion
, didn't get an immediate title shot, and proved he wasn't ready when he lost his next fight to Clay Guida. Overeem
was the Strikeforce, Dream, and K1 HW champion
. The fact that he didn't finish the Strikeforce HW tourney doesn't mean he lost the title. The tournament would only have crowned a new champion if Overeem had lost the belt to someone. Condit
was a WEC WW champion
who didn't get an immediate title shot, and ended up losing in his UFC debut. He had to work his way up to a shot. Scott Smith
was a WEC LHW champion
who didn't get an immediate title shot. He ended up losing his UFC debut fight as well. Steve Cantwell
was also a WEC LHW champion
who didn't get a title shot. He came over and went 1-5 in the UFC. Mike Pyle
was also a WEC WW champion
who wasn't gifted a title shot. Hector Lombard
was the AFC, CFC, and Bellator MW champion
... guess what. He didn't get an immediate title shot. And he lost his debut fight to Boetsch.
History has shown that most of these B league "champions" don't fare too well when they first enter the UFC.
Luke Rockhold is not
the Strikeforce MW champion. He WAS
the Strikeforce MW champion. He fights in the UFC now. In the UFC, Anderson Silva is the MW champion.
There is no dispute.