I think at some point the UFC is gonna have to decide on the 'rules' of the 'sport' -
an example would be - if the champ can't defend his title in 6 months, then an interim fight for the belt is held.
And then the champ gets an immediate 'title' shot with the interim champ when he comes back.
Interim Champ should fight on schedule as a regular champ would (imo should be every 4 months min).
If the original champ doesn't fight for a full year he should be stripped, and the interim champ becomes the real champ - but original champ still gets a title shot when he returns, provided it's less than 1.5 years. Anymore then he should fight the number 1 contender first.
Something clear for timelines etc so that everyone knows the rules. I don't honestly know what timelines are best.
I personally just wanna see fights, I hate the waiting around for any fighter. I think the champ should fight, imo if he's not capable of stepping in the octagon at all due to injury or whatever, then he's no longer the champ at that time anymore, so pass it on until you can fight.
Last edited by tight; 05-08-2012 at 12:16 AM.