Personally I think the UFC is giving the next title shot to the winner of Boetsch /Lombard and are praying for Lombard to win that fight.
I think you're right. And if somehow Boetsch wins that fight, I think the UFC will set up a #1 contenders between someone else. I don't think they'll give Boetsch a title shot yet.
Fedor, Mir, Lytle, Serra, Hendo, Chuck, Minowaman, Maynard, Forrest, Hunt
Pickett, Cerrone, Matt Brown, Bisping, Weidman, Barnett, Lawler