After a very long period of Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck being the main gatekeepers to a shot at the seemingly unbeatable GSP, the Welterweight division seems to have finally opened up with some serious new contenders.
The timing seems unfortunate due to GSP's injury but since the GSP Condit fight looks to be pencilled in for around November, surely no one wants to see Johnny Hendricks wait til 3-4 months after that fight to see him fight for the belt. Especially when you've got (probably) 3 other very legitimate contenders waiting in the wings.
What matches would you like to see between now and when GSP and Condit undispute the title?
The 3 other potential contenders I was talking about which seem to have emerged would be Ellenberger, MacDonald and Kampmann. Since Kampmann and Ellenberger are fighting in 3 weeks, doesn't it just make sense to book Rory MacDonald Vs Johnny Hendricks rather than having Hendricks wait almost a year for a shot at the belt and have MacDonald blast through another unranked opponent?