Originally Posted by TanyaJade
You think Rory is getting a title shot after a decision win against Maia? In which he was completely dominated in the first round? No disrespect intended but what in the hell would your basis for Rory getting a title shot be? IMO he needs at least two more wins or at the minimum at least one more quality win to get a title shot.
Well it depends on who wins, if Robbie Lawler wins the title I think the shot would go to Carlos Condit but if Johny Hendricks wins(the favorite), Rory's the highest ranked(#4) guy in the division that Hendricks hasn't fought. Also logistically the UFC might want to force GSP's hand, Rory won't fight GSP but if Rory's champ then you have some box office gold in Canada and a dilemma for Georges.
Now a few other things, yes Demian Maia dominated the first round against Rory, but that wasn't a bad thing for Rory. Maia tapped Sonnen in the first round, Rory did better than Chael and it made for a great fight. His loss to Lawler was a close split decision and his loss to Condit was a KO in the last 10 seconds.
You say Rory needs two more wins, he's 2-2 right now against the #2, #3, #5, and #6 ranked guys in the UFC what are victories over #7 and #9 going to get him a title shot
Jake Shields might be more deserving on paper 5-1 against current ranked opponents but Jake could also get cut by the UFC with his next loss out of spite for not being the UFC just bleed guy.