Pretty sure I read that Alves had knee surgery and is looking for a return in the first quarter of 2014. Dan Hardy has a really serious heart condition that may force him to retire and at any rate, take him a really long time to come back and he'll probably be cutting alot of extra weight to get to WW given the time off he's had and with less than 8 weeks out, I don't think that's enough time.
I was wondering about signing Paul Daley to simply be a body for Lombard, dunno if his legal issues and/or Dana's stance on him has softened....
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