Posted by MFOTHER
welterweight title bouts will be rematches for a while....
whether gsp or alves wins, the match-ups in title contention will be replays...
if gsp wins, his next fight at WW would prolly be Kos or Fitch....he has fought both
if alves wins same thing......
if Kos or fitch take the belt from either...they can either have a 3rd match with them....or thats about it.
ATT wont fight each other, so any fitch/kos fight wont happen.
Yes someone else could step up at 170 in the next few months....but who?
swick? also in ATT .... seems like it'll be hard to get to a title shot without fighting kos or fight
now i understand
A) WW is packed, and anything could happen
B) some of the rematches are interesting and would be good to see (alves/fitch)
C) maybe fitch or kos lose their next fights
Fitch, Kos, and Swick all fight at AKA, not ATT.
I agree that after this fight GSP should move up and fight Anderson. With no clear contenders at mw or ww, it would free up some time for someone to step up (assuming Leites doesnt win at 97). You could make cases for Okami, Marquardt/Gouveia, or Bisping/Hendo at mw, and Koscheck, Fitch, Swick, etc at ww, but theres not nearly the same amount of interest as a superfight between GSP and the spider.
To me it makes alot more sense than GSP-Penn 2 did.