This is one of those tough situations where I would love to see Wand get one more win and rematch Rampage for the belt, providing he gets by Forrest. I think Machida and Rashad are both very tough fights for him stylistically, and although I want the best fighters to advance I would absolutely hate to eliminate the chances for this epic rematch.
The fight is so much more interesting now, taking into account their careers since they fought and the fact that this time it's for a unified LHW title.
Please provide your thoughts on the rematch and ideas for Wand's next opponent.
^^^ Agreed, but Wand definatly has to win at least one more, its a tough sititution, there are a few guys who might deserve title fight, obviously Machida, even Chack if he wins one more, but yeah everyone would love to see Rampage/Wand III especially in the cage, where Rampage could bully Wand into the fence
Definitely think its one of the biggest. Depends on what makes a "big" fight. Fedor / Randy is still up there. And a GSP / Anderson bout would have to be up there. But yes, of the fights most likely to happen in the near future, I think so.
My thoughts on Wandy's next opponent is that it should be an easier, showcase fight. Wandy doesn't have many title runs left, so they can't waste this one. Give him someone he can get a highlight knockout against, then put him against rampage.
I think Houston Alexander or James Irvin are great choices.