Originally Posted by hellholming
Kampmann - Hendricks for the interim-interim title?
That's essentially what is happening. Kampmann vs Hendricks is a number one contenders bout but we already have a number one contender, Condit. So after Kampmann vs Hendricks happens in the next few months, then we will have to wait for the winner of GSP-Condit to heal up potentially for them to fight the number one contender.
That's the log jam. The next title fight isn't happening until November and who knows when the winner of Kampmann-Hendricks will get their shot. That winner will be put on ice as well to wait for their shot.
Why do I, as a fan, have to wait 9 god damn months for the interim title holder to fight?
The interim belt should be defended or it should be changing hands.
In 13 months we saw 4 LHW title fights. By comparison we have seen 2 title fights (one of which was an interim fight) in the past 13 months at WW and we have to wait an additional 6 more months for a third! I understand injuries happen, but why is there this sense of entitlement everyone is paying to Condit to allow him to wait for the shot?
I like Condit too, but as a fan of mma I'm sitting here scratching my head wondering what the hell they are thinking.