Where does the 205lb. division go now

Been a couple days now after UFC 113 ended and the important question now is where does the 205 pound division going from here? Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (19-4) came out with hatred in his eyes and anger in his fists and proved without a shadow of a doubt he deserves to be the champion by demoralizing Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (16-1) with a first round KO. Most of the MMA world had argued over the last seven months that Mauricio should have won the belt in their last meeting but the judges saw it differently.

Well Dana White hinted but didn’t confirm that the next opponent is going to be the winner of the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (30-7) vs. “Suga” Rashad Evans (19-1-1). Both of these guys are coming off unanimous decisions as well as being opposing coaches on TUF 10. The two were suppose to fight at UFC 108 until Jackson decided to play movie star and ran off to film The A Team remake. Dana likely didn’t confirm who was next for the new champ because if for some reason this fight is boring or goes to a decision then he will want to put someone else in the mix, or he is waiting to see if someone else makes a better case to be the number one contender for the 205 belt.

This is a very deep division with fighters like Jon Jones (10-1), Vitor Belfort (19-8), Ryan Bader (12-0), and who can count out Randy Couture (18-10). Any of these fighters could easily step in and contend for the title. Then we have the former champion Lyoto and who is going to be next for him. Like most former champions he will probably have to have a tune up bout before getting back into title contention. Any of the previously mentioned fighters could be next in line for the dragon. Lets not forget to mention that Anderson Silva could very well move up to this division and be a future opponent for whoever the champ is. There is so many directions the UFC can go here with each, many very exciting fights that the fans will love to see.

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