Posted by sparky
I personally feel like the winner of tonight's main event should be the number one contender. As for Hatsu Hioki, when he turned down a chance to fight Aldo in Calgary he put himself back to the bottom of the list in my opinion
As much as I want to see Hioki-Aldo, that probably won't happen until next year, provided both keep winning. The winner of Poirier-Jung should get the shot. Also, as LNP pointed out, this keeps more prospects open for future title shots, which I love.
There's only been six fights (three different match-ups) for the Lightweight title in approximately the last three years. And although that's due to a litany of extenuating circumstances not related to a lack of worthy challengers, I just prefer seeing a champ beat fresh challengers. Take Anderson Silva. If I am not mistaken, his only rematch in the UFC was Franklin-Silva 2, and that was forever ago. And it made sense.