Originally Posted by tenniswhiz
He gets the title of former champ with an asterisk.
He got gifted two title shots upon his return to the UFC. Without winning a UFC fight at 185, he was given a title shot and got KO'd early. Without winning a fight at LHW in many years at LHW, he was given a shot at Jones, and he got submitted.
He needs to back off now and see what happens with other fighters.
This entire post is a bingo.
That's the really funny part about the whole thing... he actually has a good case for getting a title shot now
(if you're a person who doesn't mind rematches), when he had 0 UFC wins at MW before the shitle tot he actually received. And he might not get the 'deserved' one. UFC matchmaking is such a clusterfuck.