On Dec. 29, 2012, Cain Velasquez captured the UFC heavyweight title for the second time in his career, establishing himself as the division's undisputed top competitor.
Possessing mixed martial arts' most coveted title is no cakewalk though, and Velasquez is most certainly a wanted man. The first defense of his second reign is set for this May 25 against Antonio Silva, but Bigfoot is just one of many seeking the throne for himself.
Here we assess the UFC heavyweight class' current landscape, examining the title aspirations of each of the division's top 10 fighters, as ranked by the UFC.
Each top 10 fighter has been tagged with probability that identifies the likelihood of them ever gaining the strap. That probability is based on a number of factors, including ability, age and current station in the division.
Read on to see who is most likely to adorn heavyweight gold before they call it quits.