On the same card Johny Hendricks beat Robbie Lawler to become the new welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley beat Carlos Condit, and Hector Lombard beat the now released Jake Shields. Nick Diaz was cageside, hoping for a title shot too. That same night UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said he thought the next contender should be Rory MacDonald. And at the post fight press conference, Hendricks said he most wants to fight GSP again.
When asked if he knew who the next contender would be, White was succinct.
"Nope," he explained.
Against that backdrop, Lombard makes the case.
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