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The current Light-Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is soon about to hit 40, and is booked to fight the Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in July. There is no certainty if Daniel Cormier – win or lose, will ever come back to the division he rules currently. The UFC though, have a contingency plan for the division, according to Michael Bisping.

Gustaffson – Rockhold potentially in works for interim title – Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping, who took his time out to reply to a spree of questions by fans on Twitter, dropped a hint at UFC’s plans for the Light-Heavyweight division.

When probed further, Bisping dropped names.

This is one more revealing information regards to the potential landscape of the LHW division.

UFC: Bisping claims UFC angling for Gustafsson vs Rockhold for interim LHW title - rockhold

Rockhold, one of the biggest men to ever to compete at middleweight – has long struggled to make the 185-mark and was looking at a move into the 205 division eventually. He blamed his UFC 221 MW title loss to Yoel Romero, partially due to the strain on his body from the heavy weight-cut.

Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson  on the other hand remains the only likely contender left in the division. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones had his fighting license revoked by the CSAC for his double steroid bust, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson is retired and the champion Daniel Cormier’s future is uncertain.

This opens up the floodgates for a potential super-fight between former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and 2-time LHW No.1 contender Alexander Gustaffson.

Both these fighters have in the past – gone back and forth on social media, regarding a potential fight between them.

“Beware of coming up in weight because I will be standing at the front door waiting,” Gustafsson said.

Rockhold, though is ready for the challenge.

“I like it.

I’ll be coming to 205. I’m gonna handle my business and you better be sure I’m coming for that ass, too.”  Rockhold said.

2018, does seem like an exciting year ahead for the Light-Heavyweight division with the impending introduction of a new challenger.

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