Re: Should there be manditory contenders in MMA?
Given the subjective nature of each fight and no set calender of match ups, the way the UFC does it works i.e. Diaz lost but that is an opinion and its a fight people want to see.
In other sports, wins are often more conclusive but when there is controversy you know the next match up and that the opponents will meet again i.e. Arsenal vs Chelsea or Federer vs Murray.
The way the UFC do it will work so long as the best fight the best. As soon as that stops, the sport will rapidly decline like boxing.