The only fight Lamas should be taking, if Aldo's out for any extended period of time, would be one against Mendes and that would be a clearcut #1 contender bout, which would guarantee Mendes a rematch if he won, because I think he dusts everybody else in the division.
Cub already has losses to Aldo, Mendes and Lamas, which all look really poorly in his current bid. A win over Frankie, coupled with his exciting fighting style however, SHOULD get him in the conversation, but I don't think he wins a Frankie fight.
I really think Nik Lentz is the FW to avoid like the plague for these contenders, since he can really play spoiler to alot of these bouts. PLUS, I'm hoping like hell that Guida doesn't con another decision out of the judges against Mendes, because he's brutal to watch.
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