Originally Posted by cdtcpl
Funny thing about being the champ, they typically give you the hardest opponent they have
Just screwing around with you
True. And thats exactly my point. The UFC with its shallow rosters needs to keep the best challengers free for the champions. So criticizing Chris for his quality of opponent is a bit silly considering. If they fed Chris all the top contenders before the title shot, then who exactly is Silva/Vitor etc supposed to fight in that time? The UFC simply doesn't have the numbers to keep the top of every division busy with quality opponents.