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Old 10-17-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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With the recent resignation of Randy Couture, UFC finds itself in a bit of a predicament. The promotion has not only lost its #1 heavyweight fighter, but it has also lost a spokesman and figurehead of the company. With the heavyweight division now in shambles (along with the lightweight division), UFC must find a way to salvage the marketability of the heavyweight division. Here are a couple scenarios UFC president Dana White could consider in order to put the division on track again.

Scenario #1: Make Brandon Vera vs. Tim Sylvia a title match

With Randy gone from UFC, White could strip him of the belt and could very possibly proclaim that the co-headline fight this Saturday be a title fight. If White does this, he will be making a calculated gamble. On one hand, if Vera wins, White will have an exciting fighter with long term marketability thanks to his youth. On the other hand, itís possible Sylvia could win the title and, as we've seen in his past stint as champion, he's not very ambitious when he holds the belt. If there's anything that could further damage the heavyweight division, it's a titleholder who doesn't challenge himself.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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Make Vera Sylvia for interim belt (see Arlovski vs Sylvia 1) let Couture situation shake out some more, then have Interim champ face winner of Nog vs Kongo for full title if Randy is gone for good.
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i'd rather have Arlovskii fight Kongo.
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