Who had the most difficult run to a title shot?

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  1. MajJ

    MajJ Banned Banned

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    Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks had pretty tough runs but Fitch's run was full if decisions with one finish of Alves and Hendrick's run had a few split decisions... obviously finishing people will leas ti a greater claim for a TS so I think JDS had the most difficult run...

    Werdum (tko)
    Struve (tko)
    Cro Cop (eye injury? )
    Yvel (tko)
    ManBearPig (tko)
    Then Nelson and Carwin by lopsided decision

    I know Brock getting ill had something to do with it, but with am amazing run like that with so many finishes, why wasn't JDS given a TS sooner?
     
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    The correct answer is Jon Fitch.

    Acceptable alternative is Lyoto Machida (1st shot @ LHW)
     
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    Nick Diaz. Car getting broken into, bums looking for cigarette butts in his yard. Easily.
     
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    Ronda......
     
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    Don't you talk about gonzaga like that!
     
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    i wouldn't say Hendricks just because of the WW at the time, GSP was on the shelf for a year, and both Diaz and Condit were ahead of him on the Rankings
     
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    Jds by far,and easily and he dispatched everyone without a blip

    Jds fought the number 1 contender in his debut and finished him in the first

    Imagine Hendricks fighting whoever was the number 1 contender when he got started he would of probably got dominated.
     
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    I'm shocked there's anyone who would earn the name ManBearPig besides Roy Nelson.
     
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    Belfort right now. Bisping, Rockhold, Hendo, and now Sonnen.
    Who faces this kind of comp and beats them besides champions?
    His body is ready.
     
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    Werdum. He earned it in 2008 and he's still waiting in 2014. Also Fedor ducked Mirko for a long time with injuries and postponing the fight, etc..

    The easiest path to a title shot was Lesnar, will never take UFC seriously for that one lol.
     
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    imo JDS. his 1st UFC fight was even against Werdum
     
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    Matt Brown...
     
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    I'd say Hendricks for now
     
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    Yeah its weird how the UFC kept throwing lower ranked guys at him. If he beats Lawler than he will get his shot. I don't see it happening though.
     
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    I originally thought this was a disguised Matt Brown thread, but seeing someone actually post this answer makes it clear to me that I totally disagree with this notion.

    JDS for sure.
     

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