Originally Posted by Diegonightmare
Depends upon what you mean by "contender".
If you mean within Affliction, it all depends on how strong of a MW roster they can build.
I don't think Vitor could be a contender again in a MW division with the talent pool of the UFC, for example. Gatekeeper at least, for sure, if he is motivated - but not a contender.
But if Affliction doesn't grab any of the top 10 MW's in the world - and I haven't heard any rumors that they are - then Vitor could potentially be the king there.
As far as I know, the fight is at 205.
In any case, this matchup will tell us a lot about his present state of mind...I allude only to that aspect of him because we all know that he's certainly got the tools to be a monster again.