His only loss at MW since 2009 is against Anderson Silva.
Aside of that loss, he has won 5 times, he has finished the 5 fights, 4 of them by KO.
He has been the only one who almost defeated Jon Jones aswell.
To me, he has earned his right to turn down a fight against Tim Kennedy who is not even in the Top 10.
The only thing Vitor has earned is to have an asterisk beside his name.