In an interesting twist, a rumored bout between Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami is being discussed for UFC 122. Okami was originally scheduled to face Vitor Belfort as a headline bout for the event. The reason for the replacement is yet unknown. It is believed this bout will still determine the next number one contender to UFC middleweight bout.
UFC 122 is scheduled for Saturday November 13th and will mark the company's second trip to Germany.
Twist is interesting because earlier today, Leben vs Marquardt was rumored for 125. If you read between the lines, it appears that Silva vs Belfort would now be at 125
That's a quick fix for the Sonnen situation, but I still think Okami is more deserving of a title shot than Belfort....besides Belfort vs Marquardt ensures excitement!
True, but Belfort vs. Silva sells seats, plus Marquart/Okami for sure eliminates one guy who probably won't generate much interest from the casual fan, and will give the other the title shot they deserve.