Posted by DoTheMMAth
I'd like to see Barry fight a top 10 HW for a change - he's had more than his fair share of lower level fights. Smiling fan pics and antics or not, time for sink or swim IMO.
Guillard vs Clementi 2 - Something that Melvin would have a chance to win for sure (unless he gets submitted again) and he'd be motivated for sure.
I like Miller vs Diaz fight, but I think that they both could be a couple fights away from a title shot and should maybe get one more decent win each under their belts before one eliminates the other.
Story vs Neer - I worry that Story's bombs would end the fight quickly. Other than journeyman-level Ludwig, Neer hasn't beaten anyone noteworthy in a long while other than over-the-hill (no chin left) Yves Edwards. That being said, it is a logical fight to make that I wouldn't be pissed to see.
Clementi is 3-5 in his last 8 fights...not quite the record you want someone to have in their return to the promotion. a fight better suited for him to win is against a guy like Shalorus
Barry doesnt deserve a top 10 opponent yet. i see your side of the coin but after another win then give him the swim test
there really isnt anyone now in line for a title fight after Bendo. Melendez maybe but chances are he will get a "warm up" fight against a respectable opponent (like Florian vs Nunez, Shields vs Kampmann). Cerrone may have been that guy but he just lost to Diaz. Guillard is no where near title talk anymore. Guida probably will move down to 145.
Neer ate some clean shots from Ludwig and survived. Story's TDD is a little questionable after the Brenneman fight (yes albeit against a better wrestler than Neer). Story is on a 2 fight losing streak so this fight most likely wont happen anyways