Just as Vassell was a risk that Jimi Manuwa didnt need to take on his way to the UFC its the same for both of these guys at the minute they will both get a crack and they dont need this fight to happen, the other problem is between them they have taken care of most of there domestic rivals
If you beat a bunch of high-level guys, you'll absolutely get a shot in the UFC... and you'll be prepared for it. At the same time, we've seen can crushers from all over the world get a call up.
Fighting, writing and mood lighting.
Remember dan hardy putting it on the line against Daniel weichel with a ufc contract at stake. He had a comment like "if I can't beat him I'm not good enough anyway".
It's the Vaughan Lee scenario all over again, he went to the UFC trials with an 8-6-1 record, pretty much destroyed some poor guy in the grappling and took home $400, impressed everyone but didn't have the record, he went away and beat 3 nobodies, and next thing he's fighting in the UFC with an 11-6-2 record and is 2-2 in the UFC... Needs a really impressive win or a fucking awesome loss in his next outing imo to stay away from the cut line.
I think if you go 11-0 beating bums you'll get a call, if you go 7-4 against top guys you'll need to go through TUF lol.