Almost Every single fight of Randy Coutures career in the UFC was a title shot or a title fight, aside from his fight with Van Arsdale. The early ones were tournaments, but every time he fought after that he was fighting for a title, not a contender. He came off two losses at Heavyweight to Fight Chuck Liddell for the title. Then he came off two losses to Chuck Liddell to fight Tim Sylvia for the title!! BJ Penn is just as bad. He earned his first two title shots but didn’t deserve his shot at Hughes. He didn’t deserve his first fight with GSP, which he lost. And then he got a second shot at Hughes! And lost again! And then he got another shot at lightweight after a win over Pulver who wasn’t even relevant at the time. Conor’s only undeserved fight was against Alvarez, but he was at least FW champ so you can definitely make an argument that he deserved it based on that. Brock beat Heath Herring who was a top heavyweight at the time.