Originally Posted by Ludinator
Oh yeah but Anderson silva getting a title shot with a win over leben that wasn't even on ppv was worthy?.
A couple reasons make this a bad comparison.
Anderson was considered one of the best 170lbers before he came to teh UFC. He beat top guys like Sakuria, Newton, Lee Murray. So he had better wins than Lombard coming into the UFC.
That was also in a time when the UFC and MMA as a whole was a lot thinner. Not as many fighters. Not as many quality fighters. Not close to the quality and depth it is today. So a quicker title shot was more warranted.