(Kongo dodges Al-Turk’s ferocious breakdancing attack at UFC 92. Photo courtesy of boxinginlasvegas.com.)
From a new update on UFC.com:
The way we see it, this couldn’t have worked out better. While Velasquez vs. Herring was set up to get Velasquez another notch on his belt against a bigger name, Velasquez vs. Kongo is a legitimate heavyweight contender match. Both guys are streaking, having won their last three UFC fights by early TKO, and the winner will end up one or two fights away from a title shot.
I have a feeling that things are about to get really interesting in the UFC’s heavyweight division. The hot prospects are no longer being protected (see also: Carwin vs. Gonzaga), and it’s finally time for them to fight each other and establish a hierarchy. Will Carwin take on someone like Junior Dos Santos next? Will Mirko Cro Cop get to fight the winner of Velasquez/Kongo? Who deserves the next crack at the belt after Lesnar and Mir settle their score at UFC 100?