I would love for them to set up a Heavyweight Tournament to find out the #1 contender after UFC 61. Since the heavyweight bracket is obviously the weakest, it would give the division some hype. If Vera won the tournament that's when he should get the shot.
As far as everyone else I think it should be a while. I'd love if the UFC came up with a format so that there were a lot of hyped #1 contender matches.
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