Were it not for a Jose Aldo injury, MMA fans would be preparing themselves for the biggest fight in featherweight history right about now. The 145-pound champion was scheduled to meet former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar at UFC 153, but that bout has now been postponed until a date to be determined.
In the meantime, a number of contenders are beginning to stand out in a division that was recently considered short on them. Chan Sung Jung, Ricardo Lamas, and Cub Swanson are currently looking better than they have their entire careers and could be fighting for the UFC belt before long.
Let's take a look a just how close those rising contenders are to the top in this month's official Bleacher Report featherweight rankings.