Originally Posted by americanfighter
Ok seriously why is this guy getting a title shot? He lost to Carlos he then wines a whole lot then quits the business then comes back and never shows up to any promotional events or business calls and is offered a title shot despite his last fight being a loss and all the crap he pulled.
Its no secret I have no respect for nick as a man but really can anyone tell me what has he done to deserve the title shot?
Welcome back buddy. It really boils down to GSP having sway. The fight that was slated had nothing to do with the WW belt. After Anderson tiger kneed Bonnar in the solar plexus he was calling out GSP and the UFC brass + media were all over it. Sadly GSP turned it down even at a catchweight. Although Firaz said they might welcome Anderson at 170.
Hendricks was on the table, but GSP felt that Kos beat him in their match so didn't feel that he quite "deserved it." Hey it's his opinion. Diaz is a way funner fight.
Enter Diaz. Basically, it's unfinished business. A fight that should have happened. GSP wants to hurt em bad.
Finally ---> sound of cash register ringing.
Hendricks fight = 600k ppvs
Diaz - 750k+ ppvs
*Anderson - 1.5 million
That's basically it, in a nutshell.
PS: That's one of my fav quotes from TR. Here's one that's similar from MLK.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.