After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender Chris Weidman was felled by a late injury, promotion officials were left scrambling for a new opponent to challenge 185-pound kingpin Luke Rockhold on June 4 in Los Angeles.
According to UFC President Dana White, Ronaldo Souza was his first choice, but the Brazilian -- fresh off a UFC 198 beatdown over Vitor Belfort -- was already scheduled for knee surgery. As a result, perennial contender Michael Bisping got the championship call.
Or as Uriah Hall and the oddsmakers suggest, the path of least resistance.
He knew I had a full camp so bisping would be easy coming off 2 weeks .. Smart move .— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) May 18, 2016
Hall is fresh off his UFC 198 fight camp -- but no fight -- as opponent Anderson Silva was struck down by a faulty gall bladder.
What about the fact that Hall is only ranked No. 10 and coming off a loss?
Lol a loss means nothing ranking means nothing it's numbers I'm over it you guys should be too— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) May 18, 2016
As a fan, would you rather see Rockhold fight Bisping at UFC 199 ... or Hall?