Rory and GSP may be friends, but the world still goes around. If they both want the same thing, one of them must step down. Good fights and legit rankings are more important to me than their friendship.
I agree but if Rory wins and then doesn't want to fight GSP, it is bad all around. We don't get to see the matchup that needs to happen and the UFC misses out on the Hendricks/GSP fight.
And it may be more important to you, but that doesn't mean it is for them. Look at how long Fitch and Koscheck have danced around each other.
Unless it is a guarantee Rory will challenge for the title, it has the potential to be a complete waste of a fight.