Longtime matchmaker Joe Silva also decided to step down last year. Let me slide for a moment into the shoes of his replacement, Sean Shelby, and suggest five fights that I’d love to see made in 2017.
Cowboy Cerrone v. Robbie Lawler
The perpetually active Cerrone has been on a tear since moving up to the 170 pound weight class. He will look to make it five straight wins in the division on January 28 against Jorge Masvidal. Lawler has been taking some time to let his body heal after Tyron Woodley ended his long title reign.
Neither of these decorated veterans ever seems to have a boring fight. A matchup between Cerrone...