Wading The Waters: Who Is Next in Line For a UFC Light Heavyweight Title Shot

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Wading The Waters: Who Is Next in Line For a UFC Light Heavyweight Title Shot

On March 29 of this year, Shogun Rua will defend his Light Heavyweight title for the first time against former champ Rashad Evans. Rua, as many UFC fans know is the sixth person to hold the belt in a span of four years, starting with Rampage Jackson who knocked out Chuck Liddell who was attempting to defend the title for a fifth time. After Liddell, no Light Heavyweight champ has been able to get even two successful title defenses, and when the champ has lost, all but one (Rampage), has lost the title due to (T)KO.

The Iceman Curse as it has been called has been called has been a double edged sword, on one side it hasn't allowed for a fighter to make themselves a real dominant Light Heavyweight champion. One the more positive side, the curse has made the Light Heavyweight division one of, if not, the deepest division in all of the UFC. So no matter who wins, Rua or Evans will have a bevvy of fighters wanting a crack at them for the title.

So with all of that, I decided to break down the contenders along with their possible chances to be the the next guy in line for the title. Also, look at some of the pictures and see if you notice a trend with all of these contenders.

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