There's a fantastic lightweight clash pitting Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida heading to the UFC on FOX event, which serves as the promotion's network television debut on Nov. 12, 2011, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Unfortunately the outcome is unlikely to determine the next division number one contender in what is a stacked 155-pound division. That's according to UFC President Dana White, who told reporters at yesterday's UFC 137 pre-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting) that neither man is guaranteed a title shot with a win.
At least, not yet.
"I don't know. I have no idea. We're going to have to see what happens. I haven't even thought about it. You have to understand, the only thing I'm thinking about now is FOX. I've just got to get past this event. Everything else is taking a back seat. All the other s--- will work itself out."
Guida also played spoilsport to Anthony Pettis, who had actually earned himself a chance at the lightweight championship but chose to fight in lieu of waiting around.
Unfortunately for "Showtime," that meant a war against the energetic caveman and "The Carpenter" used his superior wrestling to send him to the back of the line, catapulting himself to the front of it in the process.
He's ripped off four wins in a row and if he makes it five at the expense of Henderson, it will become increasingly more difficult to justify not giving him a title shot.
Especially with Melvin Guillard no longer "in the mix."
Anyone think this one's a no-brainer? Or do we wait for the winner of Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal before committing to anything?