That is pure speculation.
Everybody at the top of that division is basically a shell of their former self aside from the guys who have risen up in the last couple of years (Teix and Gustafsson)
Hendo is 41, Shogun hasn't looked good for years, Rampage and Forrest are pretty much done.
Bader and Phil Davis are overrated.
Just because LHW has big names doesn't mean it has better fighters.
Rashad got rocked and almost finished by Thiago Silva, Anderson would murder him.
And this is speculation as well. I just can't understand why people don't give Rashad a shot when his bread and butter s Anderson's weakness.
And what is MW? What is so great about the top fighters there? You have Weidman and Vitor. Then what? Okami is decent, Munoz is only even close to the top because of how weak the division is, Stann is one dimensional, Bisping can't win a big fight to save his life. Belcher, Cung, Cote, Franklin are all mid level fighters. Boetsch is up and down, Lombard is unproven, Palhares is extremely overrated and Maia left. MW is in my opinion the weakest division above 145.