Where Do They Go From Here? - UFC 145Author : Joshua Taylor
Jones - Not super impressive but another top contender falls to Jones. Hendo is obviously next and that should be a really fun fight just because I love Hendo. Hopefully Jones is healthy and wants to get back in there soon.
Rashad - Sucks for me that Rashad couldnt pull it off but I would really like to see him in there with Shogun. I prefer Shogun/Rampage 2 but since Rampage is having his knee surgery or whatever Shogun/Rashad is a great fight!
MacDonald - Mills isnt a huge name but that was definitely an impressive win. I was wondering what they were going to do with the winner of Koscheck/Hendricks but I think MacDonald makes a ton of sense there. Personally I would prefer him against Kampmann/Ellenberger but Dana has said the winner of that one is next in line.
Mills - I gotta be honest in saying I had no idea who this guy was and why he was in the co-main event. I now know who he is but I still dont know why he was in the co-main event. Regardless, I think he would make for a fun fight with Thompson.
Rothwell - Ben looked to be in great shape for this fight. Perhaps his almost dying of exhaustion in the Hunt fight told him he needed to work on his shape? I would like to see him take on Miocic next.
Schaub - Man so Brendan has been KO'd by Big Country, Big Nog, and Big Ben. Maybe he should stop fighting guys with "Big" in their nicknames. I think its time to fight Kongo.
McDonald - Huge, huge win for McDonald and he definitely has that signature win now at BW to justify a title shot. With Cruz/Faber scheduled and Barao/Menjivar likely being next in line though he may have to fight again. They SHOULD bring Bibiano over to fight Michael but since that wont happen then maybe he can have a filler fight against the winner of Jorgensen/Wineland.
Torres - Wow, tough loss for Miguel. I wouldnt mind seeing him rematch Bowles as they are both coming off losses as their fight happened back in 2009.
Yagin - Really big win for this guy in his FW debut. He lost to Junior at LW though so maybe he should face Rafael at FW? I would be down for that.
Hominick - Man Mark has fallen on hard times hasnt he? Based on his style and fights in the UFC though I think he should absolutely get another fight and Cole Miller fits the bill of where he should be.
Bocek - This guy has impressed me in that I always thought he was just a novelty fighter but he actually has pretty good skills. Put him in there with Hallman as that would be a good fight.
Alessio - Filling in as a late replacement surely gets him another shot but there are any number of guys he could fight. I will just pick one from the list and say Kyle Watson.
Browne - This guy has very quitely been working his way up the HW ranks. He KO'd Struve and now submitted Griggs and has yet to lose a fight in his career. I would really love to see him take on the winner of Napao/SDR.
Griggs - Jeez Chad looked small in there with Browne. He obviously doesnt have the skills to compete at LHW though so I think he should stay where he is. A fight between him and PeeWee makes sense.
Brown - Matt has no chance of moving into the top of the WW division so he just needs to look for exciting fights like this one. I think him versus the winner of Hardy/Ludwig would be a great fight and about the level he should be.
Thompson - Kinda bummed this guy was derailed even though it was an exciting fight but hoping he bounces back strong. I would like to see him take on Mills who also lost tonight.
Njokuani - Wasnt super exciting but Makdessi is a pretty unique fighter in the stand-up so I am sure that kept Anthony from taking too many risks. I would be good with a Tavares/Njokuani fight.
Makdessi - His one exciting win will only go so far but I guess I would be ok with him getting one more fight. I would like to see him against Yves.
Danzig - I used to be a semi-fan of Danzig but I dont know, he just doesnt do it for me anymore. I dont think he is UFC material despite the win but he will obviously get another fight. Match him with the winner of dos Anjos/Shalorus.
Escudero - Probably going to have to go back to regional scene to string together some wins but I think we will see Efrain back.
Clements - Good debut. Match him with Thoresen.
Wisniewski - WW is much too crowded to be keeping guys around who start their UFC careers with two straight losses. Cut this guy.
Brimage - I think this guy is coming from TUF so I would say continue to bring him along slowly. Probably the winner of Garza/Bermudez.
Maxi - WTF Maxi? Crazy exciting in Sengoku but no bueno stateside. Not sure if Uncle Dana gives him another shot but if so match him with Peralta or Zhang.