So Ben told Ariel on MMA hour that this match was first meant to be Browne vs JDS. But Browne pulled out due to injured foot & he stepped in. Before that UFC told him to wait & he doesn't have to take this match. But according to Ben, he just didn't want to sit back fr 10 months while doing nothing, Especially when other contenders can surpass him. He sold that match pretty well by saying, JDS is a big challenge with a win over Stipe, Werdum & Cain & an ex-champ so if he can beat him that will give his title contention talk a big boost. SO there's that. Can't say I disagree with him. He is taking a smart approach. Source His talk starts at 27:52.