Originally Posted by wallysworld191
that could be disputed because he earned a title shot against a ufc heavy weight division that had a different face. not to mention his time out of the ring.
i understand the point that he has been gone, that is why he doesn't deserve an immediate title shot. but if he beats sylvia? that would pretty much throw that argument out of the window.
as far as the new HW's goes, i don't think you can even consider that. sure there are a lot of new faces in the UFC HW division but should we hold that against Vera?
just because there are new fighters should we just disregard the victories Vera had before his contract disputes?
and if so, then we need to do that with every fighter....even though i think that is ridiculous and should not be considered.
fact is, Vera is undefeated and 4-0 in the UFC, if he beats sylvia he will be 5-0 in the HW division, that deserves a title shot more than any other fighter currently in the UFC HW division, in my opinion.