pretty much spot on how I feel about the entire thingIf someone already said something to this effect, I apologize, but why wouldn't Chael deserve a title shot if he beats Vitor? Didn't Vitor pretty much just clear out the division? Aside from his loss in the second bout to Anderson, who at middleweight has Chael lost to? He dominated Anderson for 4.5 rounds the first match, then he dominated Brian Stann, then he beat Michael Bisping. He had no business fighting Jones, then he dominated Shogun, then lost to Evans. Whether you believe he had colon surgery less than 48 hours before the fight or not, he definitely looked WAY out of it in that fight, and he looked very small in the octagon on that night.
There's no doubt he would beat Mark Munoz, Tim Kennedy, or Luke Rockhold. So who else even makes sense? Cung Le? Mousasi? Who of significance in the UFC has Souza beat? Chael vs Vitor for #1 spot makes the most sense.
I think Vitor vs Chael is 100 times better than Wanderlei, I think Weidman vs Machida is a great fight, and I think Chael vs Weidman and Vitor vs Machida are great followup fights.