Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd
Apparently Dana confirmed this to be true. I sincerely hope he is just trying to hype that everyone sees as a total mismatch. If (big if) Vera manages to pull off the upset, he would still be far from deserving of a rematch with Jones. A controversial win over Eliot Marshall and an upset over Shogun is just not a strong case for a title shot.
Shogun, who is likely to win this one, is also undeserving of a rematch at this point. He is coming off of a loss to Hendo. Beating Vera is not enough to earn another title shot, even if you are a legend in the sport, like Shogun.
Plus, both guys have already been dominated by Jones. I think everyone would rather see him face new blood rather than see these rematches.
...of course this is all assuming Jones beats Hendo.
Well, assuming Rua beats Vera, who else deserves a shot at Jones more ?... Hendo beat Rua, sure... but he is next in line for a title shot, if Hendo beats Jones then Rua really has to earn the title & get revenge into the bargain... if Jones beats Hendo, same for Rua... either way you look at it, Shogun Rua is going to have to really earn the title if he is to become champ again, if he does it then nobody can say he didn`t deserve it.