"capnsavem i understand you are a friend of brandon's i think he's the future, but do you really think he'd beat chuck in 8 months, assuming chuck is healthy?"
I actually think Vera would have a really good chance of beating Chuck. The UFC needs to get another fighter at 205 who can strike. Rampage is a start, but hes still not really a striker.
Either way, if Vera really is on his way out (which nobody is 100% sure of yet) they wont give him anyone with a high profile, and obviously not Chuck (if they wont give him a title fight at HW, why would they at LHW?). I think it is a shame if the UFC lets him slip away to Showtime or whoever. Vera is a good fighter and will probably be a big star in the sport.