Listen, I like the Korean Zombie a lot. But why do people say this? As if KZ is some guy who has been waiting in line?
Zombie is 4-3 in his last 7. 2 of those losses coming to Roop and Leonard Garcia. Beating Mark Hominick who had to retire he was on such a skid. And his only real accomplishment being a great fight and win vs. Poirier OVER A YEAR AGO.
Lamas is 7-2 in his last 9. Beating guys like Cub (a guy who is what top 5?) Hioki ( a guy who was top 3 and still a very skilled FW) Koch (a talented kid with real good striking) and Matt Grice is no pushover at all.
So how is KZ more deserving?
Poirier was pretty much no.1 contender when they fought.
You can't seriously watch the KZ V Garcia fight and claim that Garcia won. There's a reason he got pushed up the rankings after that fight and it's because everybody that watched aside from two judges ringside thought he won.
Also if you are gonna bring up WEC losses then how about Lamas getting finished by Alcantara and Danny Castillo?
The nod could've gone to either guy.. I'm just hoping they still have a good fight for Lamas.