Originally Posted by joeaust
Out of the weidman fight? Weidman needs to beat someone in the top 5 before he gets a title shot. This weidman talk has gone way to far. Just because Anderson has dominated all the other top 5 ranked guys, doesn't mean they just fall off. Weidman has to work his way through there first. He hasn't beaten anyone good enough to earn the shot yet. Anderson doesn't have to "find a way" out of fighting a guy who doesn't deserve a shot yet.
Aside from that, Evans is a much more dangerous opponent than weidman and both are great wrestlers so why would anderson "find a way out" against weidman to face a guy that is better than weidman? Makes no sense...
According to Sherdogs rankings June 27, 2012
Mark Munoz was ranked #3 in the Middle Weight division for his fight with Weidman. Demien Maia was ranked #6 in the MW division on Jan 17, 2012 by Sherdog's rankings
So by your criteria Weidman actually deserves a title shot as he meets your criteria of beating a top 5 guy. Weidman by any reasonable criteria is the number 1 contender at MW in the UFC. Luck Rockhold, Evans, Jacare, Cung Le, Bisping, Belcher are all fighters who do not have a win over a top 5 guy.
Belfort, Sonnen and Okami are the only ones I can think of who have top 5 wins and they have all had their shot and been decisively beaten. Weidman is the only fighter at MW who meets your criteria and hasn't had a shot. He also happens to be a bad matchup for Anderson. The champ doesn't get to decide who to fight based on what he has to gain. He fights because of what he has to lose, the belt. If Anderson wants to fight with something to gain he should fight Jon Jones. Otherwise fight the MW #1 contender as decided by the UFC or be stripped of the title for refusing to defend.