I know UFC wants Vera to come back strong, because he's the perfect poster boy for the hw division after Randy is gone.
He's the most well rounded hw in the ufc and doesn't have boring fights. He's a small hw, so it'll look like he's an underdog fighting bigger guys. Plus, he's well spoken and can carry himself professionally.
Hopefully no one bitches about this, cuz i don't mind seeing him getting the big fights lol.. (Im biased