Originally Posted by edlavis88
Hardy has done enough to deserve a shot at the title, so this thread is a bit redundant! Just cos you don't like the guy and think he'll get beat easy doesn't mean he shouldn't get a shot. If we're being honest Jake Shields is the only fighter who could fight at that weight and give GSP a run for his money, but you can't just not have GSP defend cos the contenders will most likely lose!
Thiago Alves had to beat Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, Josh Koscheck, Karo Parisyan and many others before given a title shot. He had a 7 win-streak. Alot of his wins ending in devastating fashion.
John Fitch had to have an 8 win-streak, with wins over Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez, before he was given a title shot.
How in god's name has Hardy earned his by beating a nobody, barely squeaking out a decision against Marcus Davis and then winning another decision over Mike Swick?