I respect Matt Lindland as much as anybody but this propaganda about him must end now.
Zuffa has supported Matt for years.
At UFC 37 Matt was given a shot by Zuffa at the title and he was totally dominated by Murillo Bustamante. I was there he was tooled.
Matt was then given another chance to get to a title shot and he knocked himself out against Faliniko Vitale. It sucks but its the truth.
Then Zuffa gave Matt another chance to get a title shot and he got knocked out cold in less than a minute by a guy who had never had one match in the UFC or on any major show for that matter.
Zuffa has given Matt Lindland a lot more opportunities to get the Middleweight belt than a lot of other guys have gotten and he has come up short each time.
Not only that he blatantly broke the rules they set up for advertising that he admits he knew about.
Just because he has stringed together a couple of victories doesn't mean anything has changed.
If Matt came back to the UFC I wouldn't have any problem with it but if he doesn't I'm not going to stay awake at night crying for him like some of you obviously do because he has been given ample opportunity and just not made it.
Sometimes the truth hurts but if he's such a hot property why isn't Japan calling? Ask yourself that.