After every event the fantasy booker in all of us comes out. The fights that make the most sense and the match ups we've always wants to see get one step closer to becoming a reality. Sometimes we're even on the same page as Joe Silva and call for Donald Cerrone vs Nate Diaz 24 hours before it gets booked. UFC on Fox was no different. With the fights officially in fight finder, it's time to look ahead to the future and put on the match maker hat for another day.
Junior Dos Santos - It's been announced that he's going to fight the winner of UFC 141's main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. It's an obvious fight. Maybe it's too obvious. But sometimes obvious is good, especially when it comes to entertaining fights that promise to be spectacular no matter what. Both Lesnar and Overeem create an interesting matchup for the new champion and the UFC will will put the promotional push behind both fighters.
Cain Velasquez - I believe at the presser that Cain said he wanted to fight Cheick Kongo again. That's absolutely ridiculous. Yes, Kongo has a winning streak going. But that streak is against the likes of Pat Barry and Matt Mitrione. Cain is the former champion and shouldn't be calling out guys like Kongo even if he's coming off a loss. The fight that makes sense is taking on Shane Carwin when he returns or the winner of the rumored fight between Fabricio Werdum and Brendan Schaub.
Ben Henderson - A shot at Frankie Edgar's belt in Japan sounds like the plan. Before MMA fans get all antsy in their pantsy about the UFC giving a shot to Japanese fans, it won't be a draw there. At all. If the goal is to run the PPV live in the United States, the card will have to kick off in the morning. Hope there's a freak show or two to draw the Japanese in. Wonder what Bob Sapp is doing these days?
Clay Guida - I'm really not sure what to do with Guida. He's obviously a fun fighter and has a nonstop pace. He's definitely made massive improvements in the past two years to become one of the top guys in the lightweight division but he's just not elite. I'd love to see him fight Jim Miller. Both were vying for the lightweight belt and only one man can get back in contention. Kinda like Thunderdome where two men enter, one man leaves.
Dustin Poirier - I believe he called out Erik Koch in the post fight presser. Love that fight. Two up and coming fighters in the featherweight division. Both young and both the future of 145. Dustin showed that he has more to his arsenal than crisp stand up and the d'arce choke was super slick. Pretty excited to see what he does in the future.