He beat Franklin twice, Henderson, Marquardt, and Lutter who many people said gave him the best run for his money. After that, he beat Irvin who had just beaten Luis Cane and Houston Alexander. Cote next who had won 5 in a row and deserved his shot.
To sum it up, you're talking out of your ass. He said publicly he wasn't interested in chasing the LHW title. No reason to risk him stomping a top contender in that division if he's not going to chase the title.
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