Its possible depending on the amount of matches he has before a title shot. One referring to the 1 match he had with Herring or 2-3 which would be a proper amount.
possible matchups that I see before fighting someone in the top 4.
I watched UFC 1-10 LIVE
Hendo, Cro Cop, Wand, Shogun, Trigg, A. Emelianenko, Alves, B. Larson, Stun Gun, Huerta, Gomi
I've seen Fedor fight live