Following a litany of injuries over the last couple of months, it looks like the UFC’s light heavyweight division is about to be rejuvenated by a match-up of top-5 talent. MMAMania.com are reporting that Alexander Gustafsson will meet Rashad Evans in Stockholm, Sweden on January 24th if the UFC have their way with suggestions the card could be broadcast live and free on FOX in the United States. The UFC has yet to confirm or deny the news.
What’s next? That always seems to be the most asked question in MMA. Whether it be matchmaking, event scheduling or whatever else, the MMA landscape naturally looks beyond the present to see what the future will bring. And nowhere more does that happen than with the UFC titles. So, instead of complaining about it I’m going to indulge it and pick out who I think will be the next UFC champion in each division. If you disagree with any of the predictions, let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Here we go!
There’s never a dull moment with Conor McGregor. After news broke last week that he wouldn’t be stepping up to lightweight to fight Diego Sanchez after Norman Parke was forced out of his fight with injury, it seems McGregor is now in search of a new opponent. The SBG star student took to Twitter today to update his status, call out the whole division and let the masses know that he will be staying active if a title shot doesn’t come immediately. And of course, he did it in his own inimitable style.
Check out what he had to say below.