Dana White and the UFC just announced that the winner of Saturday's match up between veterans Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard will receive a shot at the light weight crown.
I personally feel that this is a bit of a joke, as Kenny should be making his 3rd challenge for UFC gold on saturday instead of BJ Penn (Penn lost; he should have to work his way back up the ladder like everyone else not name Shogun Rua.)
Florian has beaten the majority of the light weight class, with his only two losses coming from former champ Sean Sherk and former champ BJ Penn. Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson, Roger Huerta, and Joe Lauzon are just some of the big name fighters that Kenny has emerged victorious over.
While I would rather see a fresh fight between Florian and Edgar with a future rematch with Penn, I guess that this is the next best option.
While Florian is more technical and well rounded, Maynard posesses the intangible of size and strength. With all of that being said, however, I see a relatively easy victory for Florian by submission in the second.