Originally Posted by TUZZLER
What do you think? Could a title shot be in his future?
He has been impressive thus far, I don't see a reason why he wouldn't get a title shot in a thin division.
Originally Posted by thefirm0
for him to get a shot he's gonna have to keep his win streak going, he's gonna be just like machida in the light heavy weight division, done more then enough to get a shot but with other guys like werdum, mir, nog, lesnar, randy, hes gonna have to beat 2 of those guys to get a shot. not an easy task. hopefully he grows well and becomes a contender.
I highly doubt he's going to be the Machida of the division. The reason Lyoto hasn't gotten a title shot is because UFC doesn't consider his style to be fan-friendly, however, Cain's style is fan friendly. He's aggressive, beats people down and is looking for a finish right off the bat.
Originally Posted by the dazzle
he needs a bit more experience before even thinking about a title shot. but then again i thought the same thing about Lesnar.. what do i know?
Lesnar had a big following prior to being in the UFC. Cain didn't... so he obviously has to work his way up like any other fighter who is not a big name or named Brock. Cain is getting a title shot in late 2009 or early 2010 if he keeps winning. There's an average of 3 title fights a year in a division (as long as they dont get wrapped up in a TUF series or the champ doesn't walk out). If that's the case then the following fights will happen:
- 1st fight - Winner of Mir/Nog vs Winner of Brock/Randy
- 2nd fight - vs Werdum
- 3rd fight - either Valasquez or one of the losers from the 1st fight (as long as they keep winning)