Posted by F--K_Luck_AuH2O
Hmm, lets see here. The UFC has 9 out of the top 10 WW in the world.
GSP is number one. He's beaten Serra, Kos, and Hughes...all fighters who are also in the top 10.
So that leaves five people left. Diego, Alves, Parysian, Davis, and Fitch.
Alves has beaten Parysian, so that means as far as contendership is concerned, he's above him.
Fitch has beaten Diego, and Alves, which puts him above those two...which means he's also above Karo by default.
Davis has not faced anybody in the top 10.
Therfore, Fitch is number one...even without the 8 win streak.
Not disagreeing with Fitch deserving a title shot here. (as you'll see in my post towards the beginning of this thread)
Unfortunately, this kind of logic, while logical in every sense of the word, doesn't seem to be the logic Joe Silva uses. It makes for an argument, but is certainly not the whole picture.
I think Fitch is getting his title shot more based on the fact that he's got that big win streak going, the fans are starting to really recognize him, and there's no other fighters that haven't faced GSP who would stand much of a chance.
If you ask me, I don't think Fitch is ready. I think he deserves it, but I don't think he's ready. Hopefully he'll surprise me.