Originally Posted by Pogo the Clown
I say he is in line for a shot. They gave Monson a shot after three wins (granted it was against higher ranking opponents) and they were going to give Gonzaga a shot after three wins.
Obrien v. Vera makes a lot of sense from a business stand point. If he can take Vera down there is a good chance there won't be one of Vera's vicious knockouts and UFC doesn't want anymore highlight reel footage for Vera on their watch. If Obrien were to beat Vera, ugh....give him the title shot easily.
Pogo, I agree with your post. One of Jeff Monson's wins on the road to the title Brandon Lee Hinkle, I don't remember who the other two were but I don't recall anyone who possessed a ton of talent. (I may be wrong and don't have time to look it up) but yeah if Obrien beats Herring then Vera the debate should be closed as to if he is worthy of a title shot.