The popular opinion used to be that mixed martial arts was nothing more than a spectacle for the bloodthirsty masses, whilst it is now rightly respected as a legitimate sport around the world.
However, there is still one area that needs to be addressed in order to ensure that the integrity of the sport cannot be called into question—the determining of the top contenders.
At this point, there seems to be too much inconsistency in determining who gets to fight for titles and it must be addressed in order to prevent the credibility of the sport being called into question.
There is little doubt that the UFC put too much emphasis on pay per view sales when setting title fights. Popular and exciting fighters do not need to prove themselves as much as others before securing shots at belts, which is unfair on other fighters who often have superior records.
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