Faber actually had two fights at bantam before his shot.
Originally Posted by Rumble
The closest thing I can think of was when there was a lot of talk about Cormier was being discussed as an opponent for Jones.
This would be Aldo's third LW, he faced Florian [who had one fight with Nunes]; then Edgar [without a single FW bout] and now Pettis [without a single FW bout].
To put this in perspective: that would be the rough equivalent of
Jones facing overeem, then Gustafsson, then Dos Santos, and then Cormier.
Anderson facing Ryan Bader, then Weidman, then Evans, then Gustafsson
Georges facing Bisping, then Hendricks, then Belfort and then Maia.
Then consider that all of these fights would be consecutive, and would all occur in under a two year period, with the last two never having fought at that weight class.
I think a lot of this is lost in translation, but that's the crux of the biscuit. I think Aldo knows he should be getting paid more, I think Pederneiras misplayed his hand, and then dana had a tantrum on the way to throwing them under the bus.
Originally Posted by Sniggles
Ultimately Aldo is doing more, getting paid less, and simultaneously is getting less credit then the bulk of UFC champions.