Originally Posted by the_bigunit
The unofficial HW champ isn't get his shot right away (Cormier). Even the last official champ (Overeem) still needs another win. Both more deserving than Rockhold (and I'm a stupid huge Rockhold fan). Throw in the fact Saffiedine isn't getting a shot either - it doesn't make sense.
Also, Melendez. Overeem and Cormier are all top-5 in their respective weight-divisions.
It's Weidman or Evans, IMO.
Ok but Evans has never fought at MW so I don't see how he is deserving of a title shot. Weidman's a good choice but he won't be back from his shoulder injury till mid Summer. Furthermore, Rockhold has a better resume than Weidman and the champion vs. champion angle makes a fight with Silva much more marketable than a bout with the relatively unknown Weidman.
Give Rockhold the title shot.