It nearly rivals Valesquez' hype. Valesquez hasn't faced a top 10, his "big win" is a decision over Kongo - who has never fought for a title or even been a #2 contender. Then he gets one of the most absurd stoppages in MMA history over someone in their UFC debut and he gets slated to fight Nogueira?
Sure, that stoppage was early, but you can't honestly tell me you weren't impressed by Velasquez's performance? He absolutely dominated Ben Rothwell, who's no can and AFAIC was only just outside the top 10 before the Velasquez fight. Cain destroyed him, continually picking him up, slamming him on the floor and then punishing him with some vicious Ground and Pound. It could have been stopped earlier really, when Velasquez had Rothwell on his side and was hammering shots in. The actual stoppage was poor, but Velasquez deserved that win, and was nothing but impressive. If you think otherwise, then you need to go and watch that fight again.
For the record, I don't think Cain deserves a title shot, but it's pretty ludicrous that you don't think he even deserves a shot at Nogueira. Who else is going to fight him? JDS won't as they train together, Carwin's busy with Mir, and there's no-one else in the UFC that deserves a go at Nogueira. VE
lasquez is 7-0, he's getting better and better, he works as hard as any HW I've seen, he's got incredible cardio and some mean G+P. He will test Nogueira, no question about it. Will he beat Nog? I don't think so, but he is legit, and will put up a fight and really challenge Nogueira. I'm hoping he somewhat justifies the hype train in the Nogueira fight, would be awesome to see him pull off a win.