Originally Posted by hto63
I understand why you are calling it premature but it really wasn't. Does Matt Brown really need to be the first guy to go on a 8 (eight) fight win streak to get the titleshot in the division?
Sure, his opponents were not top 10 guys although Mein, Thompson, Swick and Pyle could probably beat up some of the ranked guys.
But Robbie Lawler is fighting for the title on a 3 win streak, Woodley could be fighting for the title on a 2 win streak. Top opponents or not, doesn't seem right at all.
Pyle "probably could" but never has, and neither has Brown.
Lawler is proven and has fought top 10's most of his career. I agree with you on Woodley but I doubt they're gonna just give him a title shot if he beats Shields, I'm pretty sure he will need at least another top win.
Brown needs to beat at least 2 top 10's to be considered for a title shot. It's not about the number of wins in a row, it's who you beat and how. Khabib is on a 21 fight win streak, but who cares when most were Russian cab drivers.