Cub has really picked up his game as of late and tightened the areas that were always his troublespots. I'd put him in the top five to seven range, but he's at risk of getting shafted when it comes to rankings and future matchups.
Cub's in a rather unenviable position when it comes to contendership, as he's already been dusted by Aldo, and also already lost convincingly to Lamas and Mendes(who I regard as the top two). On top of that, I think Zombie probably has dibs being that he's never fought Aldo and would be an exhilerating fight and then you've got the looming Gilbert Melendez, who I see dropping down once he gets dominated by the bigger, stronger, faster Bendo.
Koch, Nunes and Hioki are good challenges for Cub, but they're coming off of losses and are lower ranked. I don't know if he and Clay would fight each other because of the Jackson connection, which leaves his original matchup, Dennis Siver, which would be a great war.
As long as he stays away from Lentz or a rematch with Mendes or Lamas, he's good, but he's in a rather unfortunate spot of having dropped losses to his contemporaries and will suffer from further LW stars dropping(Frankie, Pettis, Clay and potentially Gil)
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne Nelson
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Rockhold Kennedy Consta Bisping Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Siver