BJ gets the title shot because hes the most talented polarizing figure in the lighter weights of MMA. Having him fight the guy who a lot of people believe is hands down the best WW makes for a mega fight that without these 2 guys the UFC couldnt make in its lower weight classes.
Really at the time the fight was being thrown around thinking it would have happened at New Years, do you think the UFC could have put together two good title defenses for either of these cats that could have stacked up to this fight at the time?
Edit: I also understand the fact that people feel some fighters are getting shafted having to wait but isnt the main beauty of this sport seeing two of the best cats in the world compete against eachother? We dont usually get that chance because of weight issues but here we have a situation where both fighters are a weight class apart, both of them are at the peak of their popularity and careers, and both of them want to do it.
Last edited by Wise : 11-11-2008 at 10:16 PM.