Originally Posted by Kneeuinthenutz
Can't think of 10 MW's who should be be ahead of him. In any case, he's most certainly ranked higher than Mousasi.
That is true but at that point it is clear rankings aren't the reason for the fight.
If Vitor was fighting Costa I see the rankings argument.
Guys ranked higher than Tim according to the UFC:
In any case I think the real reason for not making Vitor/GM is timing. Vitor doesn't want to wait on GM's knee.