Originally Posted by Alex_DeLarge
What the hell are some of you people talking about?
The winner of this fight and the winner of this fight should fight for the #1 contendership? Well that's all fine and dandy but there's one problem, WHO THE HELL IS RAMPAGE GOING TO FACE? You want Rampage to fight someone who doesn't deserve a shot while that crap is going on? We don't want to wait around forever like the goddamn welterweight division.
Either Lyoto or Forrest should be the #1 contender, it's as simple as that. You don't have to have 5-6 straight wins in the UFC to get a title shot. Lyoto has been good in the UFC, Forrest just defeated the apparent #1 LWH in the world, give either one of these guys a chance against Page.
Lyoto's record is great -- and I've love to see him fight Rampage -- but if he gets the shot then no one will give a damn about the fight. Machida is still wearing the "boring" tag and hasn't beaten anyone with a name.
Forrest beat Shogun, so you could give it to him, but where does that leave Jardine? He beat Forrest, and just beat the most dominant light heavyweight organization has ever seen. Why should he get shoved to the side while Griffin fights for a championship?
In the meantime, you could give Rampage the Rashad vs. Ortiz II winner, I guess...