Cmon you guys, you all know Vera will one day hold both the HW and LHW belts simultaneously.
Seriously though, from a decision win over the mighty Eliot Marshall to fighting a legend who is coming off one of the best fights in MMA history? Yeah I get it.
Lets not forget this is what Shogun asked for. There's no reason to hold it against Vera that he got such a "promotion", it's all Shogun's camp and the UFC. Vera has everything in the world to gain here. The only chance he has of being the big loser is if he gets creamed early. Beyond that, this is a guy who is stepping up to provide at least some name notoriety for the card against an opponent most poeple don't give him a chance against. I for one, am not one of those people. I personally think Vera has a decent chance here to shock the world, and nothing against Shogun, but I hope he does.