Originally Posted by F34R
I don't. If you can't defend, for whatever reason, you don't need to be champ. Holding up the entire division for a year and a half is not good for, nor fair to, the other fighters. How long is too long? What if he injures himself after returning, while training for his next fight? How long is reasonable enough until they take the title away for not being able to defend?
imo, they shoulda stripped randy ... he quit and wanted to fight elsewhere .. bj was stripped the first time he left ... he also didn't defend for a year and a bit when he was getting ready to fight gsp, but that is fine, he is still fighting .. too bad for the others in his division .. sherk was stripped as he was suspended ... so imo, if you can't defend as you are hurt and not out indefinitely, are challenging for a title in another weight class, you are ok .. if you are suspended, re-negotiating your contract or injured with no timetable for return, than you get stripped ...