Originally Posted by Light_Speed
Matthysse has been in the weightclass longer and you're right he might be more deserving but at this moment Rios has more momentum. What has Matthysse done since his controversial decision losses? He's been beating up blown up LWs and untested contenders. I feel Rios's win over Alvarado is better than what Matthysse has done recently and IMO Rios would be a more difficult oppent for Garcia stylewise.
Anyway it's all academic because the Rios fight will probably never happen.
I think his win over Ajose Olusegun is a great win but he got literally next to nothing in terms of mainstream acclaim for it.
Olusegun is a difficult guy to look good against and was avoided by a few big names himself and Lucas broke him down.
It just sucks that deserving guys don't get their dues or shots when they should.