4. Get Caught Using PEDs
Thiago Alves got busted for diuretics and got a title shot a few fights after his return. Sean Sherk got suspended for steroids and after returning from his suspension was rewarded with a shot at retaining his belt against BJ Penn. Vitor Belfort was suspended for testing positive for steroids and was signed by the UFC and got a title shot after only one fight in the promotion at a different weight. And we can’t forget Chael Sonnen, who if he beats Brian Stann in his first fight back from a PED suspension will get another crack at Anderson Silva, even though the last time they fought he did so on TRT without permission by CSAC.