After Dan Henderson was forced out of a UFC 151 title fight against Jon Jones, four different fighters were considered as replacements. Two of those fighters, Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua, were fighters Jones had already beaten. The other options, Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, were fighters who competed at middleweight in their prior appearance.
Ultimately, Jones ended up meeting Belfort, who fought admirably despite being submitted by the champion in the fourth round. Still, the fact that Jones was subjected to fighting a middleweight was a testament to how short he is on serious contenders just four title defenses into his reign as champion.
So, with Henderson's timetable for a return from injury still unknown, who will be next for Jones? It's a tough question, and it's one that will be answered in the following slideshow as we take a look at the matches that the UFC should make after UFC 152.