Lesnar = Beat Heath Herring.
Couture = Former HW Champ
Edgar = Former LW Champ, lost controversial fight, many feel he won.
Silva and Bonner = Last minute fight
Belfort = Short notice fight, on a win streak.
Any other guy you thought of was undeserving was either either already proven, or on a win streak, or used as a last minute replacement to save a Event at least.
Sonnen = ???
Sonnens situation is no way similar to the rest of these guys, still cant believe people are finding excuses in thinking that Dana White made the right choice to get crapped on. Sonnen isint proven, he is not on a win streak and this isint a LAST MINUTE FIGHT! Sonnen now has 6 months to prepare! The same 6 months that Machida, Hendo etc wanted but was told to buzz off by Dana! This is driving me bananas when MMAFighting.com editors and some Zuffa zombies are not getting these facts. And them using his "dominated Silva for 4 Rounds", or no one else would step up as an excuse for him earning this fight with Jones is insane. They didnt want to fight Jones at the last minute, but they would now if thy had 6 months to prepare. Sonnen struck undeserved gold, and he probably knows it.
PS. Someone please give me some instances where this happened in other sports, since you say it happens often, I would like to see it. Their is a reason why they have a regular season in team sports, to see who is most deserving to go the playoffs and play for the Championship. Kickboxing has Tournaments, Bellator has tournaments, Boxing would get eaten alive if they let a loser with a .500 record fight for a Title. The only place where this happens often is... WWE. And the UFC=WWE comparisons have been getting pretty accurate, but I dont think even the WWE would let Triple H go to Wrestlemania if he lost on Raw and got his hype destroyed. I also dont think fellow Combat Sports would even allow something like this to happen.
Last edited by Buakaw_GSP; 10-18-2012 at 04:46 PM.