If GSP loses he will be right back in the title picture. The UFC wouldn't be able to stand their biggest star not holding a belt.
If he loses he likely moves up to MW, gets a free title eliminator main event and then a super fight. If he loses maybe he moves down to face Rory but at that point his team likely sticks with Rory.
But they are both scared of Anderson Silva.
By the time this bridge comes along Anderson should be in his 40's.
I just don't think it is a good move by the UFC to have Rory knock off top 5 guys if it is never going to amount to wanting a title shot.
We saw what it was like where GSP fought "top" guys like Shields, Koscheck, Hardy, Alves...they weren't good fights. Having Rory knock out terrible main events is better for everyone. We get better title fights, Rory becomes a bigger star, and if GSP/Rory ever does happen it will be one of the biggest fights in UFC history.
Just seems like if Rory beats Condit....then what? He beats Maia? Then what? I guess they could just give him guys that lose to GSP.
They could give him Hendricks or Saffadine or maybe if the fight with Condit is as good as the first one we'll get a trilogy.