It has been 46 UFC pay-per-view events and counting since we saw what many would consider one of the biggest fights in UFC history.
At UFC 94: Champion vs. Champion, welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre defeated his long-time rival and then lightweight champ BJ Penn for the 170-lb belt.
Fans have clamored for a champ vs. champ format fight ever since.
With GSP out injured, the most intriguing crossover fight—between GSP and Anderson Silva—is out of the picture. But that doesn't mean there aren't other huge fights out there.
Here are the three match-ups, in order, that I wish Santa brings me for next year: Jones-Silva, Aldo-Cruz or Edgar-Aldo.
Both light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champ Anderson Silva have scores to settle—with Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen respectively. But if they both win, it would create a clear and exciting path toward the fight.
What makes this fight the best mega-fight? Simple, we have seen Silva at 205 and know that his skills translate—if not amplify.
Most fight fans (except maybe those of Dan Henderson) would line up around the block to see two of the best pound-for-pound fighters do battle.
A fight between current bantamweight champ Jose Aldo and featherweight champion Dominick Cruz would be one of the most action-packed fights in the history of the UFC.
It was not too long ago people wondered what a Penn-Aldo fight would look like. And though I'd still love to see that—at 155 of course—a fight between these two dominant champs is just as intriguing.
Both have huge match-ups against Team Alpha Male fighters (Aldo versus Chad Mendes, Cruz versus Urijah Faber) and will have to earn the chance to give the lighter weight classes their crossover mega-hit.
Finally, a battle between current lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Aldo could be an amazing battle of wills. Both fighters seem like a perfect match for each other with their size and skills.
Edgar is one MMA’s best wrestlers while is Aldo a world-class BJJ artist. Edgar has a now-legendary chin while Aldo possesses one of the best striking games in the world. Pitting these two fighters, most likely at catch-weight of 150, seems like a surefire barnburner.