Originally Posted by Charles Lee Ray
Eilers only got the title shot at UFC 53 against Arlovski because Buentello got injured and there was no else available to fight.
Ironically enough, Buentello recovered in time to fight on that card (against Kevin Jordon) but by then the Arlovski-Eilers fight was booked and set.
This adds even more merit to my argument.
I've seen numerous posters say that Eilers is a can who shouldn't have had a title shot, Bigfoot should go to UFC and so fourth.
Eilers has won 10 out of 11 of his last fights so he got a shot at a title. If he sucked so much, why was he eligible for a title shot in the beloved UFC? Because Buentello was injured and they had nobody else? I think they could have found someone else had they wanted to.
Remember, Buentello recoverd in time to fight for the belt, but Eilers was still the one who fought Arlovski.
I think the EliteXC critics are great at pointing out the faults of the org, and not as good at comparing and contrasting in an unbiased manner.