By defeating Nick Diaz at UFC 143, Carlos Condit may have spoiled a matchup between two of the biggest rivals in MMA. However, by denying the Cesar Gracie-trained fighter a chance to fight welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Condit earned himself the interim title and a potential fight with Canada's most successful mixed martial artist.
With their victories on Saturday, Fabricio Werdum and Renan Barao also took big steps toward competing against the titleholders in their respective divisions.
While the UFC lost one of its most promising pay-per-view draws, the fight between Diaz and St-Pierre, plenty of other exciting bouts could result from UFC 143. Let's take a look at what UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby might come up with for the winners and losers of this past weekend's event.