Some might argue that the genesis of the cherrypicking era was Conor McGregor. The UFC gave him the authority to fight whomever he pleases. These newer champions are following his lead and trying to pick/influence who their opponents are going to be. Bisping cherrypicked elderly Dan Henderson after beating Rockhold. Huge step down. Amanda Nunes said Shevchenko doesn't deserve a rematch, despite schooling Holly Holm. Eddie Alvarez called out Nate Diaz, who's on a one fight win streak against a legitimate lightweight. Tyron Woodley is trying to cherrypick Nick Diaz, who has the worst wrestling defense in the entire division. This is not good.