Is title lineage important to you?
How do you guys feel about the lineage of the UFC titles? They are easily the most coveted titles in MMA. For example, would you care if Anderson and GSP both ditched their titles and moved up weight classes, having not been beaten for them? To me, the title lineage is the only reason that I have to argue against either of those guys moving up. The Heavyweight title has had several instances of it being stripped due to doping or stripped due to ppl leaving the UFC. I wouldnt want to see that happen to the MW division. The WW division is the only one excluding the new weight classes that even tho theyre have been times where there were glitches, once GSP and Condit settle up, that winner would be the true WW Champion and that lineage is pretty perfect. Yeah BJ won the belt and then left, but he came back and lost in a title fight. All the WW interim champions have eventually had to fight the "real" champion so I consider that title to have "pure" lineage. Does any of this matter to you guys or do you not mind it if someone moves up leaves the org? To me, every time that the lineage is interrupted, I put a mental * next to the names of all the champions that follow.