Originally Posted by pliff
His win was convincing though. He beat Koshcheck at his own game. And he had to fight a lot more guys than he should of (IMO) to get his revenge at Matt Hughes.
And Hughes only fought one guy before having to fight for the title again..
Hughes was the reigning Champion. Also the most dominant Champion in UFC history with many Title defenses under his belt. He sort of deserves an immediate Title shot. GSP is coming off of one win after losing in his 1st Title defense. I think he should have at least one more victory before being in contention for another shot, especially in a division now so stacked.
Although GSP is that damn good and has already run through many top contenders in the past. But the division is deeper than ever. There are many up and comers he hasn't tested yet that are also close to earning a shot, namely Fitch. I wouldn't mind seeing a rematch with Karo somewhere down the line either.
Also, aren't there rumors UFC is possibly heading to Canada in January? It could be perfect. Because if GSP is next in line to get a Title shot it will be a long wait anyway, since the new TUF series has only just commenced and we'll have to wait till they settle their little grudge match then an added 3-4 months before the next title defense
GSP may as well keep busy. It sucks that the belt is being put on hold like this, but whatever.