Posted by Budgellism
Who the hell is he going to fight? Werdum already has a fight booked and a TUF gig lined up, Overeem just got ktfo and Bigfoot was completely dominated by Cain less than a year ago...
If I had to guess it would be the Struve/Hunt winner. I don't know if you can really sell that fight though.
Maybe JDS/Cain III. I don't like that option at all though.
Stuve would be on a 5 fight win streak (can knock you out or sub you, tallest fighter in UFC history, 13 more fights and same age as Jon Jones, etc) or Hunt would be on a 4 fight win streak (beat prime Cro Cop and Wanderlei, best chin in MMA, world class striker, career resurgence, etc). There are ways to promote either guy, both have enough tape for highlight clips of knockdowns or submissions. I'm sure the PR guys would be able to piece something together, and Nicktheface2 will come up with something much better
Having a Bigfoot rematch is not much different than Cain/JDS II, except Bigfoot has 2 KOs in between fights, one most notably vs Overeem.
It's nice to see a champion want to fight every few months rather than wait 8+ for a fight. They can put the Bigfoot fight right around Werdum/Nog. If Hunt/Struve winner comes out unharmed, the same timeframe works. Also around this time, Mir/Cormier would have happened (Mir wins hes back in the mix, Cormier wins he has other contenders to fight or make the drop to LHW) and hopefully Barnett has a fight too. Roy Nelson beating Kongo puts him a win or 2 away from being a top contender as well.
Basically this time frame can work out where the HW title can be fought for 2 more times this year and not lose a whole line of contenders