I know, it's crazy, how could I possibly say that a guy who hasn't even defended his title once, is poised to be the greatest heavyweight in the promotion's history? Well, if you sit down for a moment and enjoy some of the delicious lemonade I have made for you, I will explain.
Currently, Junior has wins over 3 of the other top 10 fighters in the division. Baring any injury or other delay, he will face the number 3 ranked Alistair Overeem by early summer. Lets say, hypothetically, that JDS makes it passed Overeem, that will give him victories over 4 top 10 heavyweights. This is where things get a little more interesting. I see two very likely match ups for junior by this time. The most likely will be a fight with the winner of the SF grand prix, who will probably be ranked at number 7(in the wake of Brock Lesnar departure from the UFC). The other likely potential fight, would be a match up against the winner of a number 1 contenders match between Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez.
Lets say that Cormier wins the grand prix and gets his immediate title shot with Junior by mid fall. In the meanwhile, Frank Mir manages to come up with another brutal submission victory over Cain Velasquez. The stars have now aligned for Junior. First he is victorious over Cormier, and then in late 2012, he defeats Frank Mir in spectacular fashion. At this point, he will have defended the title more than anyone else, and amassed victories over the majority of the other men within the top 10. I ask, would that be enough to consider him the greatest heavyweight in UFC history?