Originally Posted by OU
With Rory requesting a title shot, I was just curious to how you guys view the current WW title picture? There are some big fights already booked that might help clear it up. Where does Rory and the winners of these fights fit in?
Upcoming fights already booked:
Hendricks vs Lawler
Lombard vs Shields
Saffiedine vs Ellenberger
Condit vs Woodley
Hathaway vs Kim
It's hard to really say until these fights pan out. There are so many possibilities depending on how they all turn out.
I'm a big GSP fan... but I can't deny that him vacating the title certainly stirred up and rekindle the WW division.
Really the biggest problem is everyone is coming off a loss or has only put together 1 win so far... or is ranked fairly low.
Lombard: 1 Fight winning streak
Shields: 2 Fight split decision winning streak
Saffiedine: 5 fight winning streak but currently ranked #9.. and no real interesting story
Ellenberger: coming off loss to Rory
Condit: 1 Fight winning streak
Woodley: 1 Fight winning streak
Hathaway: 3 Fight win streak... currently unranked
Kim: 3 fight win streak but ranked 11th
MacDonald: 1 fight winning streak
Diaz: 2 fight losing streak and hasn't fought since March 2013
It's really hard to pick a clear cut 1 number contender until they do another round of eliminations.