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Future of the UFC Welterweight Division

UFC 167 is fast approaching, 6 weeks out this Saturday to be precise. Georges St. Pierre defends the Welterweight title against Johny Hendricks on the UFC's "20th Anniversary" show. If Hendricks pulls off the upset, I believe we would almost certainly see a rematch. Who would be next for GSP, were he again successful in defending his strap? There are a handful of really important WW fights over then next 10 weeks with the potential to produce many new contenders, or not.

Contenders- Robbie Lawler/Rory MacDonald winner, Demian Maia & Hector Lombard if each are victorious in their upcoming bouts, Erick Silva/Dong Hyun Kim winner, & the Carlos Condit/Matt Brown winner.

Best case scenario- Silva, Lombard, Maia, & Lawler all finish their next fights impressively. Marquardt lost 2 in a row, Kim is a bit boring, Shields is boring as hell & already fought GSP, & Rory wont fight GSP. Condit/Brown is win-win for the UFC brass.

Worst case scenario- Marquardt, Kim, Shields, Rory all win boring decisions.

Sleepers- Kelvin Gastelum, Tyrone Woodley, Gunnar Nelson, Brandon Thatch

Wildcard- Ben Askren

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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