They put Woodley coming from a long period off to fight Lawler instead of a convincingly-hot-win-streak -Wonderboy because they thought Robbie would beat Woodley and stay champion, so that Conor could have a better chance against Lawler (a very durable brawler but very hittable and not nearly as skilled as Wonderboy) than against Wonderboy... and for the ufc it would be a great opportunity to make their golden goose move not 1 but 2 weight classes to get the belt, becoming the only fighter to do "such a feat" and their best chance was with Lawler staying champion. WB didn´t get his title shot not because he didn´t deserve or because Woodley deserved more, but because of Conor´s chances to be champion in two divisions, but their original plan fell through when Woodley KOed Lawler. But the UFC still wants it to happen... in my opinion they´re setting things up in a way that if he beats Nate in the rematch he´ll have his shot at either LW or WW title (they´ll even let him choose the least difficult champ at the time, which I believe is Alvarez now, not Woodley). They knew that Wonderboy would just be too good for Conor. But now with Woodley as champion, Conor´s best chances would be against Alvarez than Woodley, and Alvarez has already asked for this fight, and they´d love to make it, that´s why I don´t believe they´ll schedule Alvarez against Khabib now, they´ll wait for the Conor Diaz fight to play out first. What are your thoughts?