Controversial UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will not be getting an immediate title shot when he returns to the Octagon in 2013, but that doesn't mean he won't have any challengers to face.
Over the past year, the 170-pound division has quickly become one of the most stacked weight classes in the world's largest MMA promotion.
With such top-tier fighters as Martin Kampmann, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald and a plethora of others looking to earn the No. 1 contender's spot, there are plenty of matchups out there for the former Strikeforce champ.
Let's take a look at the top five possible opponents who may greet Diaz in his UFC return.