Originally Posted by BonesKnows
Another top opponent...because he has a long list of those already....
It's not a list of Hendricks proportions but it's longer than anyone elses at middleweight. He also has the benefit of not having wins over top guys sandwiched between losses, unlike every other middleweight currently in the mix right now.
The exception being Rockhold of course - I'd argue his wins over Maia and Munoz trump wins over Jacare and Kennedy but that's subjective. We won't really know until the latter compete against some top ten UFC competition.