Originally Posted by thewinfella
The logical and obvious choice is Kampman/Hendricks - Ellenberger
But we just never know whats going to happen with lay offs medical suspensions etc, i think Ellenberger despite losing to MK has proven title challenger worthy, id like to see him fight for a title personally
Not logical from the UFC standpoint. They'll move winner of Kampmann-Hendricks into a title shot and Ellenberger will need to beat some other contenders.
He had his chance and lost. Needs to rebuild and Hieron, despite avenging a loss, has not moved him anywhere. Koscheck could still happen and Kos' is a perfect gatekeeper at this stage. He won't get another sniff at this stage so if any contenders can't beat him they're not title shot worthy.
Maia would be an interesting matchup. If it stays standing you'd have to pick Jake to blast him. Ellenberger is a devastating MMA wrestler, but not infallible in the defensive game and anything less than stellar is a danger going into a bout with Maia.
There's a lot of options, but he's not in the title frame just yet I don't think.