Wait how does Gustafsson get title shot after a loss?

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  1. Clippy

    Clippy I got too many pots on the stove

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    Sorry, did I miss something? Has this ever happened before? I don't remember a title shot happening where the #1 contender comes off a loss?
     
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    It's not an actual title, and rumble just lost too, there's only 4 guys at lhw and one of them is rehabbing
     
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  4. It's happened before. It will continue to happen. The recent matchmaking is a shame but i love this fight.
     
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    I think giving him the shot coming off a loss is strange but they really don't have a ton of options. Like... Bader is probably their next best bet at this point.
     
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  8. Clippy

    Clippy I got too many pots on the stove

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    Yeah I get that there's not stellar competition right now ... but it still seems wrong to me.

    Don't get me wrong I'm excited for this fight, I just wish he was coming off a win :)
     
  9. Clippy

    Clippy I got too many pots on the stove

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    I should have excluded immediate rematches.
     
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    i dont know if anyone has gotten a TS after getting knocked out in the first round though
     
  11. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Not just a loss. A 1st round KTFO loss in his hometown agains the guy that just got dominated by the current champ.

    #JustUFCThings

    Even the most hardcore Gus fans know this is a bullshit title shot. I don't think much of Bader but he is definitely the most deserving right now.
     
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    i wonder if Rumble would have gotten the title, who he would be figting? I doubt Rumble-Gus 2
     
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    Gus has not top 5 wins and only 1 true top 10 opponent (meaning in different ranking systems) who has been on a downward spiral. Yet, he is #2 in the division (excluding Jones) and will stay above Bader, Glover, etc even if he loses because he looks better in his losses than a lot of winners.
     
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    good question. hell maybe they would have let Vitor have a shot at him after his fight with Weidman.
     
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    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    It's happened before and it will happen again, thats the fight promotion game. Happens in ufc, overall mma, boxing. Its just the nature of how the business works.
     
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    Chael and Nick Diaz comes to mind.
     
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    After the 187, UFC should have booked immediately number one contender fight in Bader/Gus or Bader vs. someone else. Anyway, coming from a 1st round TKO Loss and getting a TS is ridiculous, fighters should earn TS
     
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    He didnt get his rematch against Jones when he had earned it, and now he gets a titleshot when he doesnt deserve it. Strange.
     
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    He didnt get it because he's always injured, this guy fights like once in a year and wants to be a champion? He was scheduled to fight Glover in Berlin, again injured and now getting TS. I don't hate the guy, i hate the situation and UFC decisions
     
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    Or Bader.
     

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