The one thing that has been creating an issue with match making based solely on ranking and who should be in line for top contender spot is the fact that the Champions in MMA gets pay of shares from PPV buys. GSP knows his fight with Diaz would create more money for him than against Hendricks. Silva haters says that he should fight Weildman next. But all the hype and talk has been focusing on Silva having superfights, which would be big money. Which is why Silva prefers a superfight against GSP, who is even a bigger draw than Jones. But would also still fight Jones if Machida does not win the title. Ironically enough, the whole process of MMA negotiating and fight avoidance started in 2007 with Fedor and Couture, the same year Mayweather started becoming well known in the MMA world for his trash talk thus his reputation for avoiding fights because of him chasing bigger draws would also become well known in the MMA world. This tactic was of course use beforehand by Sugar Ray Leonard when he was avoiding Marvin Hagler for a while before the fight finally happened in the 80s Funny enough about this is how Fedor asked Reem to do a blood test back in 2010. The same thing Mayweather asked of Pacquiao. Mayweather's intention to fight Pac Man was with the intent of making a purse of 100 million dollars, which would had been the first in history. Basically fighters are humans beings with families and no matter what, money is what makes the world go around. One cannot blame a fighter for not being different than any other man when it comes to money. But I think at the same time, this approach in MMA may lead to ranked championship fights and even superfights from not happening.