Posted by prozacnation1978
i think machida should get next shot but he will get the okami screw special instead chuck does have senority and dana's ass in his pocket so get your title back and then face machida buddy!!!!!!!!!
Okami got injured... If he were healthy he would be fighting Anderson before Cote. He didn't get screwed at all.
Anyway, sure Machida has a great record, but he still needs to beat a top contender before he should really get a title shot. I think he's definitely close, but I don't think beating Tito and Sokoudjou should send you straight to a title shot. He should still have to face one of the top5 or 6 contenders and get a win before getting a title shot. Neither of those guys are really considered top10, at least not unanimously, and most who would put either of them in the top10 would have to put them at 10th or 9th at best.
I think for a titleshot at LHW you should have to gain a victory over at least one of the following: Rampage, Chuck, Wanderlei, Henderson, Jardine, Evans. I would even say maybe 2 depending on which ones and what kind of performance you put on. (not necessarily that it's exciting, but whether it was close or not) For example I don't think beating Rashad should be enough to send someone to a titleshot, but beating Rashad AND Wanderlei both in impressive fashion would definitely warrant a titleshot more than beating Tito and Sokoudjou would.
I don't think it's about how many wins you string together as much as it is about who you get your wins against and how impressively you get them. I actually think that Chuck deserves the shot more than Lyoto. We also traditionally give defeated champions a shot to get their title back if they string a couple of wins together against top10 competition, which is what chuck will have done if he wins.