Earning there stripes
So basically I have a question and I'll give my opinion. I'm wondering wether you think Dana and Joe Silva have some kind of ranking system or a ladder like in squash that fighters have to work their way through or up because I have seen some fighters recently given title shots when maybe they didnt deserve them. For Example:
1.Shogun beat Coleman and Liddel after losing to Forrest. I know he went on to in many peoples eyes beat machida but was he really deserving of that shot, I don't know.
2.Diego Sanchez beat Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson, that doesn't seem to deserving.
3.Dan Hardy 3 descisions, 2 split only one win against a top 10 opponent.
4.I only leave Belfort out because he is a legend and rich Franklin is a legit opponent who Anderson beat in the second and Vitor beat in the first.
To me this doesn't seem logical, I know we always want to see the champs fighting but it would be nice to see some guys work their way through the roster before a shot at a title. So I ask you this are the UFC giving away title shots to seel ppv's, build fighter profiles and build the brand or are all these guys really deserving of shots. I don't believe so.
I would like to see a squash ranking type system where you have to move up to get a shot. 3-4 wins is not suffecient for a contender I say 4 if you are a former champion/legend for example Tito, Randy and Chuck.
I will show you an example of my system using the welterweight divison:
11. Matt Hughes
These are opinion based but that is beside the point. So basically what im thinking is you have to work your way up the ladder a loss you move down a spot a win you move up. If you stay inacctive you move down the ladder due to others moving up. If you lose a title bout you move down to spot 5 and have to work your way up again. Now this isn't perfect and there is no easy fix but to me it is a little bit of a joke to see guys get unfair title shots. Just my two cents what do you think?