My thoughts are I don't understand what Rory is trying to accomplish.
Hendricks obviously deserves it if he wins. If he loses then just give it to Maia.
I think he's trying to accomplish a pay check and he's ready to step into the title picture when/if GSP loses. It's the same thing with Miletich/Newton/Hughes.
I see where you are coming from. Paulo got out grappled, he's a good BJJ guy and Stun Gun made him look like a blue belt.
I think Stun Gun is going to do the same with Siyar on the ground. Though Siyar is dangerous either way.
Paulo's been outwrestled by most, the other thing to consider, Siyar beats Stun Gun he gets a top ten guy, Stun Gun beats Siyar he gets someone else near him in the rankings. Siyar is someone who is going to be in the title mix quicker than Kym.