Originally Posted by John8204
C'mon on now, I know fans are prisoners of the moment but you don't remember 4 fights ago when he took on Griffin right after
Griffin lost the title. He then decided that he was to good of a friend to Machida to fight for the title.
That happened because Andy was pissed off about the lack of legit name challengers he was getting at MW at the time and his contract was coming up. There was never any plan for him to challenge for the title. Once MW got better they just decided for him to stay at MW. He was pretty clear about just wanting bigger fights and not wanting to make a permanent move.