These past 2 years the UFC was so occupied with putting all their eggs in one basket (Conor) and making super fights, that they sucked the energy out of multiple divisions. This is what happens when the natural flow and hierarchy get's disturbed for 2 years. They are just now feeling the consequences but it seems that they have not learned. They need to make some hard decisions that probably won't profit them at first but will pay off later (not making Conor vs Nate 3). Stars in the sport can only really emerge when they have the opportunity to climb the ranks the old way.