This idea would just result in a whole lot of guys being released from their UFC contracts earlier than they should be. For instance, I assume 'getting a title shot' would guarantee a fighter a certain level of pay in your system. So if you have a guy who loses his title shot and a fight or two after it (recent examples: Matt Hughes, Hermes Franca, Gonzaga) or aren't big draws to begin with (i.e. Franca, Gonzaga, Marquardt) they would be guaranteed a level of pay above their market worth, and the UFC would get rid of them even though they are all excellent fighters and deserve to be in the UFC.[/QUOTE]
When they lose their ranking goes down so does their pay structure. Didn't say it was perfect but neither is the current system. All I'm trying to say is there has to be a better method of quantifying a fighter for a title bout. Really should a guy who has won 8 fights wait that long to get a title bout? How does NCAA rank wrestlers? I don't know but the current way only benifits the UFC who holds all the cards for now but won't forever. Maybe to start a new ranking you have a GP and random names are drawn or challenges called out but you can't be matched up with a lower guy or an easy bout to move you on. I don't have all the answers but between everyone a systems that benifits all could come into effect. Not gonna happen but we can always speculate.