Originally Posted by BobDigi5060
Name one, just one my friend.
Chael Sonnen is the man JJ should be fighting. The Champ beat everyone's ass, and this match up will lead to bigger and better things. This is how you set up a fight with Anderson Silva, and you should know better......
I said that Rampage got his shot in large part based on name value. In his last three fights before Jones, he was humbled by Rashad, won one of the most controversial decisions of the year against the Dragon, and decisioned Matt Hamill. Not a disgraceful runup to a title shot by any means, but if he wasn't a name guy I don't think it would have been enough.
And though I have no problem with Chael getting a title shot (he is a great company man, a top-level fighter, he works hard to promote his fights and he generates attention and interest) - he needs at least ONE good LHW win first FFS.