The First to Fight

Well, for those of you wanting to know what direction UFC’s 205lb division will head upon the conclusion of Dan Henderson and Jon Jones’ meet-up in September have been provided an answer from UFC President, Dana White.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will likely become the No. 1 contender if he defeats Brandon Vera in the show’s main event. But if he loses or is unimpressive in victory, the winner of the Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader match on the undercard could get the nod depending on the quality of their performance compared to Rua’s.

I don’t agree with this at all.  If Mauricio Rua finishes, Vera, and does it impressively, he’ll essentially be getting a title shot based off of one win over a Top 20 Light Heavyweight at best.  If the winner of Machida/Bader have an even more impressive bout than Rua/Vera, then Dana White better pray to the gods…

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