Since he has to beat Cain twice to really become the champ. Even Hendricks who dropped a CONTROVERSIAL SPLIT decision had to beat two guys to get another ts. Just as Robbie who dropped a very close fight had to beat two guys to fight Hendricks again. Barao who was considered #1 p4p and on a decade long winning streak had to beat at least one guy in order to get a rematch. Anderson, the MW GOAT, a decade unbeaten got an immediate rematch because his first loss was considered flukey (that was also the reasoning given by DW) and well, he is Andy. Hendo did not get an immediate rematch, neither does Pettis. Immediate rematches should be reserved for larger than life champs (GSP, Andy, Aldo) or in case of controversial decisions. Cain, and I love the guy, was no long reigning champ (two defenses), he didn't seem larger than life (was injured too often to be seen as really dominating his division) and he didn't lose in a close or controversial way. So why? Does Werdum's first win just not count?