I have no doubt in my mind that Drew Fickett is a far better in-ring fighter than ALOT of LWs under the ZUFFA banner....however, alot of those LWs under contract are probably far more reliable and don't bring with them anywhere near the issues that Fickett does and if there's one thing ZUFFA doesn't like, it's headaches.
If he picks up wins over say an Aurielio, McKee or Healy, I think he can make an argument for getting back in with the UFC, however the better money and fights may be with Strikeforce.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes