I'm still trying to wash that Varner loss out of my mouth(give him a minor mulligan since Varner was short-notice for Dunham), and think he should be trying to take on any and all comers they're offering to build back up that reputation and hype he was building when he murdered Etim's face.
Barboza's last two opponents have been painfully last minute replacements(originally slated to fight Salas and Makdessi) and if anything, beating Khabilov would at least be a forward swing of momentum, which he should look to continuously improve. Gomi, Miller, Wiman, Thomson, Nate and Gray are really the only top-ish LWs available. I suppose he wants a Bobby Green, Norman Parke, Stout or Tokudome-level fight, which I think is lame at this juncture....
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw