Who was a better option than Cote at that point?
Phillipou with one more win, Rockhold with one more win, Hector with one more win, Weidman with one more win, Jacare with one big victory (if the two ever decide to fight eachother),. These people all have a much more solid case to be fighting Anderson than Cung Le.
He is taking some time off at the start of this year, which gives the division plenty of time to sort itself out.
Andy is old man, I don't want to be wasting his last fights on dudes like Cung Le. The only non title fights he should entertain are with Bones and GSP.
I don't mean to be rude, but if you guys still don't understand where i'm coming from then you never will.