Originally Posted by hellholming
I say yes, since the Pride guys got title unification bouts right away. Well, except Gomi since he went elsewhere and lost a few fights.
Then again, the WEC guys didn't get immediate title fights.... so it's a hard call.
They will, Pettis was supposed to but he took a fight to stay active and lost. Aldo and Cruz didnt have to because they dont have a UFC counterpart at the time. Melendez/Bendo, Rockhold/Silva (this will be interesting lol), Nate/GSP (dont think will happen, they friends), Cormier/JDS, these will happen as of now. I believe Hendo was supposed to fight Jon Jones right away, but IIRC their was a mix up. The UFC has a habit of giving them an instant unification bout if the UFC Champion isint tied up/injured and the challenger wants to have a risky "test fight"
You could say that GSP/Condit was the real unification fight as Condit was the "linear" WEC and StrikeForce WW Champion. So in a way, GSP has all 3 WW Belts, might get 2 SF ones if he fights Nate. lol