Most people know and understand Diaz is a top five guy, this is GSP picking one top five guy (Diaz(#4)) over another (Hendricks(#3)). Big difference would be if he said, no to Hendricks and chose to fight Mike Pierce or Mike Pyle.
Jake Shields, should have fought Anderson Silva wonder why that never happened
. But he did go 5 years without a loss and then beat a top guy in Martin Kampmann.
Thiago Alves, in what universe did he not earn a title shot, he had wins over Hughes, Koscheck, Karo and Lytle that's four guys that were in the title mix!
Dan Hardy, yeah no kidding Dan Hardy didn't deserve his shot but I guess he was "due" the same way Bisping was. Funny how Michael Bisping deserves a shot with an ugly win over a fringe top ten guy in Brian Stann but Chris Weidman beats two top ten guys and he hasn't earned it.