Yea, except that GSP beat Hughes as well. Both of the fighters GSP beat were ranked high in the top 10. He didn't just beat a top 20 fighter coming off a loss and fighting in the UFC for the first time.
GSP only fought Hughes because Serra was injured and it was turned into an interim title fight. If Serra didn't injure himself, then he would never have fought another contenders fight, it would have been straight for the title.
If JDS was to get injured right now, then Cain would have to fight another contender for the spot like GSP did. Same scenario.
Also, big foot I believe is ranked as a top 10 HW. Cain didn't just beat him, he murdered him.
Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Well I don't think anyone should get a title shot after one win, even Lyoto, I'm stoked he's getting it because I wanna see him be Champion again but out of the essence of MMA being a sport I'd like to see everyone atleast win a few fights en route to a title shot.
The UFC however doesn't operate like that, it labels itself as a sports league but it doesn't run like one, as bad as this sounds if Cain didn't have Mexican heritage I kinda doubt he'd be in the situation he's in right now where he's one fight away from a title shot.
I don't think his Mexican heritage has any thing to do with it. Dana was mega pissed when Cain destroyed Brock Lesnar, just look at the look on his face when he was wrapping the belt around Cains waist.
It's all to do with how thin the UFC HW division really is (especially after losing out on Overeem for a year).