What does Anderson do after the one or two superfights is over? The most likely scenario is that he returns to the middleweight division, and if nobody actually beats Anderson for the title than it devalues the championship, and they will likely be considered no better than an interim champion. In my opinion there is a better alternative than Anderson dropping the belt. If Anderson wants a superfight or two then the UFC should create yet another dreaded interim title and have a unification bout after the superfight is over. This way the #1 contender (interim champ) is guaranteed a shot at the real champion no matter what jockeying or trash talking goes on amongst the middleweight contenders.
Are you serious? Of course he's not in the same conversation but what kind of argument is that? He's the rightful #1 contender and THAT'S ALL HE NEEDS TO BE.
If Anderson wants to chase vanity fights, DROP THE EELT. Very simple.