Props: MMA Die Hards
"Brock Lesnar is at the top right now. He has the size and he's learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu really well. He has the strong wrestling and power, he's a really challenging guy but I believe we have a lot of guys in the division that have a good change against him. Cain Velasquez, Cheick Kongo, myself, a lot of fighters have the chance to be there too. [Brendan Schaub is] a big guy too and he has really good conditioning. This doesn't mean too much [inside the cage] because we're gonna trade punches and kicks (at UFC 121) and one punch can change everything."
Former UFC heavyweight number one contender Gabriel Gonzaga, whose ship has seemingly run aground after an electric start under the Zuffa banner, will try to get back into the title hunt when he collides with Brendan Schaub at UFC 121 on Oct. 23 in Anaheim. After a 4-0 start with the promotion, "Napao" was one fight away from holding the heavyweight strap, until Randy Couture finished him at UFC 74: "Respect" in late 2007. Since then, the Brazilian Yeti is an even 3-3 inside the Octagon, coming off a first round beatdown at the hands of Junior dos Santos at UFC on Versus 1 last March. It's make or break time against Schaub -- can he get it done?