Because YOU didn't put Hendricks on your list. You listed EIGHT fighters so I ranked them.
Actually, if you'd like to journey up, you first listed Thompsons opponents, not me, and excluded Hendricks from it, billing him at 5-1 without mentioning Hendricks. I just went off of that list.
You just think he shouldn't have gotten a title shot and he has to constantly defend against the number #1 contender, even though I'm pretty sure he's the only male champion right now that has to do that. Cruz didn't fight Dillashaw, Johnson didn't fight Benavidez, Alvarez didn't fight Ferguson or Khabib, Aldo didn't fight Holloway, McGregor didn't fight Aldo, Bisping didn't fight Romero. Perhaps this is the new racism but it seems awfully funny when the rules seem to only apply to this guy.
It certainly is a new kind of racism considering that Demetrious Johnson is also black.
But you also make random assumptions as always. "Oh, you're dissing Woodley....so that means you're fine with literally every other thing that ever happens ever right?".
Cruz already beat Dillashaw, different situation. Johnson already beat Benavidez twice, different situation. Alvarez should have defended the belt against Khabib or Ferguson. Aldo should defend the belt against Holloway. McGregor already beat Aldo, different situation. Bisping should fight Romero.
But you know, just keeps saying racism, that'll solve everything!
Woodley won the title, Condit didn't...that justifies the title shot. Someone who you apparently don't consider the real champion.
That's not really how deserving a title shot works. I mean if Cody McKenzie catches Conor McGregor in a guillotine does that mean he was right to jump the line ahead of Khabib and Ferg? Who don't I consider to be a real champion? I completely consider Woodley to be the real champion and have never alluded to otherwise.
You said win streaks count...Thompson isn't on a win streak. Logic seems to be difficult to you.
Lmfao I'm not even going to entertain this. You know you're wrong here, let's just move on past the childish stuff.
Woodley will fight them all and do it on short notice the fact that the low money has to come first is his issue, which is fair because lets be frank. The UFC never wanted Woodley they bought his company.
Why on earth would the UFC never want Woodley? I mean where in god's name is this coming from? If they didn't want Woodley, why did they even give him that title shot in the first place? This makes no sense what so ever. The UFC absolutely wanted Tyron Woodley. I mean they hated the guy so much that they fed him to the unstoppable Jay Hieron? UFC wanted Woodley just like they wanted Lombard, Will Brooks and any other talented black fighter (I'm just assuming this is the angle you're taking, as you know, you always do).
The right thing to do is to give the champion the same treatment every other champion in the company is getting and not for people like you to call for the stripping of his belt when all the 34 year old champion wants to do is make money.
I've never once called for Tyron Woodley to have his belt stripped. Again, you've almost fabricated every single point of view in reference to me throughout this entire post. Are you claiming that Woodley is getting worse treatment than other champions? Because if you want I can just absolutely destroy that point of view in terms of finance if you'd like. Hell, why not, I'll give it a spin just for the heck of it.
Tyron Woodley Salaries
UFC 156 - 87,000 / 87,000 [WON FIGHT]
(Can't find data for 161) [LOST FIGHT]
UFC 167 - 52,000 / 52,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 171 - 52,000 / 52,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 174 - 60,000 / 60,000 [LOST FIGHT]
(Can't find data for international cards) [WON FIGHT]
UFC 183 - 65,000 / 65,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 201 - 270,000 / 70,000 [WON FIGHT, CHAMPION]
UFC 205 - 500,000 [DRAW]
Let's compare this to first, Robbie Lawler.
UFC 157 - 95,000 / 10,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC on Fox 8 - 78,000 / 78,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 167 - 83,000 / 83,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 171 - 83,000 / 83,000 [LOST FIGHT]
UFC 173 - 100,000 / 100,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC on Fox 12 - 105,000 / 105,000 [WON FIGHT]
UFC 181 - 110,000 / 110,000 [WON FIGHT, CHAMPION]
UFC 189 - 150,000 / 150,000 [WON FIGHT]
So, to summarize, in the 8 fights for Lawler to get to his first title defence, he earned a total of $1,442,000 in disclosed contract based pay.
Woodley earned $1,412,000 in the six fights that I can actually find evidence of salaries. Even if we saw Woodley dropped to 52 immediately in his second fight and stayed at 60 for the other fight we can't find, that would still say he made $1,584,000...MORE than Robbie Lawler did (and we're not even taking into account that Woodley got put on UFC 205 with PPV points which likely did at minimum in the mid 1.5mil range and would send him flying sky high above what Robbie would have earned for 189). Oh, and let's not forget that Lawler is earning less despite getting that additional win bonus too because his record was better.
So, please, inform me again about how Woodley, the unwanted soul, is getting less than what other champions are getting buddy. Go on, try, I beg you.
EDIT: Just for extra fun I'll edit in the current champions in each division, excluding McGregor for obvious reasons.
Nevermind, found an easier solution.
Woodley has earned 1,864,000 disclosed after 9 fights.
Forrest Griffin earned 1,884,000 disclosed after 15 fights.
Rafael dos Anjos earned 1,706,000 disclosed after 21 fights.
Carlos Condit earned 1,628,000 disclosed after 13 fights.
Stipe Miocic earned 1,538,000 disclosed after 12 fights.
Ben Henderson earned 1,373,000 disclosed after 13 fights.
Johny Hendricks earned 1,477,000 disclosed after 18 fights.
Renan Barao earned 1,316,000 disclosed after 12 fights.
Miesha Tate earned 1,236,000 disclosed after 9 fights.
Anthony Pettis earned 1,151,000 disclosed after 12 fights.
Max Holloway earned 1,132,000 disclosed after 16 fights.
It's okay, Condit was talking retirement and on the last fight of his contract for Maia. Much like when Wonderboy head kicked Hendricks I said wait and see how Johny rebounds because he might have been done going into that fight.
So to summarize, it never matters when the biggest opponents to Woodley win because their opponents suck now yeah? Cool.
He got his title shot...doesn't deserve two especially with fighters coming off title loses, I believe they have a 25-30% win rate. Anyone who knows anything about this sport is the best time to get a fight against a former champion is right after they lose the belt or the title shot. I wouldn't mind seeing him face Cerrone, Larkin or Maia.
He isn't getting two. The first fight ended in a draw. He never lost his title match. If you don't lose your title match, then you don't lose your opportunity. You wouldn't mind seeing Thompson fight another challenger while Woodley presumably fights someone with a better recent record...like GSP or Nick Diaz yeah?
I'm impressed that Dana White and Bjorn Rebney were too scared to keep him under contract
Why would Bjorn Rebny be scared to keep him under contract? That makes no sense what so ever. Surely having a dominant champ to rival the UFC's best was a plus if anything. For the record, I like Askren and he could definitely be a big player with the best ion the world. But you can't deny the guy's not had a decent win in nearly 4 years. Can't keep him at the top of the ladder if he's not fighting anyone.