Originally Posted by SM33
Two of those options aren't even fighting at LHW... what a mess this division is.
If Gustaf beats Mousasi, he should get the shot. Sorry Machida, but Gustaf's run will be a lot more impressive than two wins against Bader and Hendo.
I don't think it is that much of a mess. It has been a mess because Bones turns down fights so does Machida. Sonnen is holding it up for months with this show. But Hendo was and still really is a legit contender. Machida is there. Gustaf is 100% deserving with a win. Then you have the best P4P lingering which is totally deserving. And Cormier I think should fight Machida, but a top 5 HW coming down to 205 is always interesting, and hardly ever has happened.
I think the division is pretty interesting right now. 3 pretty legit #1 contenders. Tex looming. Mousasi could upset. Then 2 guys from tops of other divisions possibly wanting in.
And still very entertaining fighters and big names on the outside like Lil Nog, Rashad, Bader.