For several reasons, my favorite weight class used to be Middleweight (185): Jacare, Weidman, Mousasi, Anderson Silva, Hendo, Marreta, Bisping, and of course, my guy Luke Rockhold. I say used to be because time rolls on. Some moved up to 205 (Weidman, Marreta), some are no longer with us in body (Mousasi), or in spirit (Silva), and some retired from the sport (Hendo, Bisping).

That leaves Jacare as the OG, but he might as well move up too, as he is not getting a title shot. Then there’s Kelvin. What to do about Kelvin?

Looks like middleweight is in a rebuilding stage. In the meantime, the excitement is coming from the welterweight division.