UFC Continues to Screw Rashad Evans
If a fighter isn't ready to fight when "Dana" says he's ready to fight, then that means you lose your title shot?
Let's look at the history of things.
Rashad was ready to fight Shogun, but Shogun was injured. Rashad decides to wait until Shogun recovers for his title shot, understandably. Rashad gets injured when Shogun is ready and Jones steps in Rashad's place for the title shot.
Rashad was ready to fight Jones, but Jones was injured. Instead of waiting like he did for Shogun, Rashad dominates Ortiz instead. Jones miraculously recovers weeks after the Rashad - Ortiz bout was announced. In result, Rampage gets a title shot.
Rashad is set to face Jones again, but this time Rashad gets hurt and Machida gets the title shot.
Rashad is now set to face Phil Davis and they're talking about Jones fighting Dan Henderson.
My point is, what's the "rush"?
If you can't fight when Dana wants you to fight, that shouldn't automatically mean "you blew your chance on a title shot"?
Dana always does this to fighters. Rashad is P4P one of the top fighters in the game; he's been passed over for a title shot going on 4 times now. Rashad hasn't lost since the Machida fight, but guys that lost between then and now are getting title shots over him (i.e Machida x2 and Rampage).
Dana, slow down and wait until fighters are healed before bypassing them.