Originally Posted by TheProdigy
Popularity also has 3 levels: regional, national and international. He probably only reached 85% high regional with the tournament and since your company is low national and James Foster is approaching international popularity, he doesn't want to fight such an unknown guy. Also I noticed that you didn't even include any of the top ranked contenders in the heavyweight tournament so maybe that also has an effect on how he's perceived even though he won.
Ahh that probably explains it. Yea i wanted to do a tournament of unbeaten heavyweights, so most guys were ranked between 10-25 for the promotion.