Posted by cowcatcher
well its got to be the gonzaga carwin winner IMO. im not sure that carwin has beaten the kind of fighters you want your number 1 contender to have on his resume, but like brock hes kind of a special case because hes just so physically dominant. after those 2 its probably going to end up being the winner of a couture nog match i would guess.
totally agree....i think that the ufc brass has already gone on record saying winner gets title shot.....carwin is huge and would be a really good matchup with brock, carwin weighed in his last fight a rock solid 260 so he wont be giving up much weight as most, plus his hands are bigger than brocks (just thought id throught that in there again).... i think another thing we have to consider with carwin is that (tho not top caliber) he has finished all his opponents in one round..mir-carwin would be about the same matchup as mir-lesnar in my book......gonzaga i think is on a pretty good tear against cans and seems to be re-focused so he's my pick for the next title shot and holder no matter who wins the lesnar-mir fight......if and when (and i hope it does) the couture nog match will be number two, if that match doesnt happen, then kongo....i dont feel kongo has earned a shot beating cans since the herring loss, but its kinda one of those "whose the next most legit guy?" situation......also in the mix could be potential signings such as overeem, but if they do sign him, hes debut wont be for awhile due to the dream contract