After Jose Aldo pulled out of his title defense with Frankie Edgar, the UFC was left without a main event in a fight card that is a month away. Who can fill in and face Edgar? Here are some possibilities.
Chan Sung Jung: "The Korean Zombie" is popular, an exciting fighter and will still have Brazilian fans excited to see a card that was decimated in just a few hours time. His last three fights have ended in stoppages, and his win over Dustin Poirier proved he's ready for big time.
Chad Mendes: On Tuesday, Mendes tweeted, "Let's make it for the interim title and IM IN!!" The interim title stipulation is a bit odd when it's not yet known exactly how long Aldo will be out and unable to defend the belt.
Ricardo Lamas: He had already accepted the fight with Aldo for UFC 153 when Edgar stepped in. He has wins in his last three fights, and could be ready to go for the fight card n Rio.
Jimy Hettes: "The Kid" is undefeated and has shown he can pull out thrilling submission wins. He is scheduled to fight Marcus Brimage at UFC 152, but if there's anything this summer has taught MMA fans, it's that all fight cards are subject to change.
Godofredo Pepey: His fight record is not one that dictates main event status, but it's really, really fun to say Godofredo Pepey.