Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
diaz is getting a shot right away ... i don't think he deserves it and when he gets pummelled, all the people who thought he was going to win will realize it too .. i don't think overeem deserves it either and probably won't get it
Yeah, but Diaz was a Zuffa employee in good standing leaving a cleaned out division to enter another cleaned out division. GSP doesn't really have another obvious contender waiting for him. Uber, on the other hand, is a fired employee from a deep division wanting to step straight into another deep division.
The situations are similar, yes, but with enough discrepancies to enough that the justify the difference in result.