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Figuring Out The Crowded UFC Welterweight Division

We hear the term "Stacked" thrown around in the MMA community quite often to describe the overall depth of a card or division. Now I have only been a "Die-hard" MMA fan for 6 years, but I have never seen anything like the current UFC's welterweight division.

On November 16th GSP will defend his title against Johny Hendricks. If Hendricks pulls off the upset, we're looking at Hendricks/GSP 2 in spring/summer 2014. Who though would be next in line after Hendricks, if he is to lose against GSP? A great question with no clear answer, but more than enough options for both the short-term, & more excitingly the long-term.

TITLE FIGHT: Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks

CONTENDER #1: Robbie Lawler vs Rory McDonald winner

CONTENDER #2/WILDCARD: Ben Askren

CONTENDER #3: Demian Maia(if victorious over Shields)

"IN THE MIX": Matt Brown vs Tarec Saffiedine winner, Carlos Condit, Erick Silva vs Dong Hyun Kim winner

1 IMPRESSIVE VICTORY FROM "THE MIX": Jake Ellenberger, Nick Diaz, Hector Lombard, Tyron Woodley, Mike Pierce, Jordan Mein

YOUNG "HYPE TRAINS": Kelvin Gastelum, Gunnar Nelson, Brandon Thatch

GREAT FIGHTERS NOT LIKELY TO GET A TITLE SHOT: Josh Koscheck, Nate Marquardt, Jake Shields, Martin Kampmann, Thiago Alves(not retired believe it or not), Mike Pyle

OTHERS: Dan Hardy, Hyun Gyu Lim, Court McGee, Rick Story, Robert Whitaker, TJ Waldburger, Rousimar Palhares, Jason High, John Hathaway

\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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