No offense dude but this is bull allowing Machida to enter the GP with no belt on the line. That guarantees he won't lose the belt for the next 3 or 4 events which will be likely September...(2nd event doesn't look to be until July 30th...)
Machida Karate has already been gifted his UFC belt once already when he lost to Inkdot... Imo it looks bad when you stay the champion even if you lose and takes all the credibility in owning the belt away... Just like SF is going to look like a joke when Werdum beats Overeem and doesn't win his title...
If MK really wants to enter the tournament it should be done in one of two ways.
1) He abandons his title. If you want could give him an interim title that gives him the first shot after the GP winner gets his.
2) Put his belt on the line during the tournament. If this is done I think Hixxy or I should get the first shot at him depending on our UFC 130 match as previously discussed.
Just don't get why MK should be gifted his title while the top contenders get screwed.