Im going to weigh in on who I think Anderson should fight next at MW. The answer is.... nobody. Anderson, as of this October, will have been UFC MW champion for 6 fuggin years. He has won something like 14 straight in the octagon. If he wants big money fights and not just more title defenses then I think he should move up to 205. I think he should have his choice of opponents at 205. Either a warm up fight or straight to JBJ(or Hendo). And ya know what? I would be willing to bet the farm that if Hendo beats JBJ, then Anderson would move up. My point is this, Anderson has nothing left do at the MW division other than rack up defenses. Nobody IMO matches up well with him stylistically thats currently a contender. So just move on up and see what you can do. Thats where the money is. If Anderson were to fight Weidman as the ppv headliner, I wouldnt even bother to order it because it's too predictable unless they had a great undercard. In closing: Anderson is the MW champ, he deserves that title and if he wants to continue to just put notches on his belt then he has every right to do that. He doesnt owe it to anyone to move up. Its perfectly fine for him to just reign as king of 185. But if he wants a challenge and big named fights, off to 205 you go. Make it a revenge fight for what JBJ did to your buddy Lyoto. Or if Hendo wins, you already have a W against him at 185, lets see if you can beat him at 205. Its not like he cant do it or hed be undersized, in his fight against Forrest, IMO he looked bigger than Forrest.
P.S. I am not an Anderson fan. I am huge fan of his most famous opponents, Rich, Chael, and Hendo, but its undeniable that Anderson is head and shoulders over every one in that divsion.
Last edited by 3DLee; 07-19-2012 at 05:24 PM.