And one for the LHW title after Jones was stripped. It's problematic for the new champion when the previous one loses the title outside the cage. This is especially true if the former champion was a dominant one with many defenses. A paper champ is crowned. it just felt so cheap that the successor to GSP, top three best fighter of all time, would be crowned after just one fight. Imagine a 8 man tourney with the quarterfinals on one FOX card, semis a few months later on FOX, with the final on PPV? The eventual champ would seem legit. I think if a champ had 0-2 title defenses, one fight to crown the new champ is fine. A 4 man tourney if the champ had 3-6 defenses. 8 man for 7 or more defenses.