Is there a more enjoyable division in the UFC than the light heavyweight division? A more competitive one? Daniel Cormier is the current champion and puts his title on the line against Anthony Rumble Johnson on April 8th. It does not get much better than that. Or does it? The winner stands to face Jon Bones Jones in his comeback fight. Yikes!
Considering Jones is not yet ranked, a title shot for him means a huge scramble for the top five ranked light heavies.
First there is Jimi Manuawa. The number four ranked light heavy recently beat the number six ranked, Corey Anderson, in more than impressive fashion. If you ask Jimi, as well as many MMA fans and insiders, he is the most sensible option to face the DC vs. Rumble winner. With Jones back in the mix, Jimi may have to wait, and risk his top five ranking against Shogun Rua; great for the fans, maybe not so much for Manuwa.