8 Man Grand Prix
You run two titles for a year and you settle all the title challengers. It doesn't "hurt" the UFC to have Maia/Fitch/MacDonald/Marquardt as an "interim" WW champion. But it does hurt to have all these title eliminators run for two years because of a log-jam at the top.
you essential have what you are asking for already....
Ufc 156 WW bouts - Feb 2, 2013
Maia vs Fitch
Woodley vs Hieron
Ufc Fuel 7 WW Bouts - Feb 16, 2013
Mills vs Riddle
Ufc 157 WW bouts - Feb 23, 2013
Koscheck vs Lawler
Ufc Fuel Tv 8 - Mar 3, 2013
Bahadurzada vs Kim
UFC 158 WW bouts Mar 16, 2013
Main Card WW bouts:
Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Nick Diaz
Johny Hendricks vs. Jake Ellenberger
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Prelims WW bouts:
Bobby Voelker vs. Patrick Côté
Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story
Nate had previously stated if he gets out of this weekend healthy he wants a spot on Ufc 158, which could likely happen since the PPV portion is missing 2 bouts... Erick Silva is out until March now..so he could fill the void.
Kampmann needs a fight too..
Add Marquardt vs Erick Silva to Ufc 158,