For a while now the perception has been that the UFC's strongest division is lightweight. A lot of that has to do with the insanely deep talent pool at its disposal, and the strange unpredictability it brings.
On Saturday night at UFC 141 Johny Hendricks did his part to muddy the waters even more as he took eternal No. 2 contender Jon Fitch out in just 12 seconds, thanks to perfectly-aimed punch to the temple. It was a great win for his resume, but where does that leave the division now that one of the greats has fallen?
The general idea was that since Georges St. Pierre would be out of action, most likely until 2013, a new interim champ would be crowned Super Bowl weekend and that Fitch would finally have a chance to elbow his way back into the title picture. That obviously isn't going to happen and Hendricks was quick to turn to shameless self promotion during the post-fight press conference in an attempt to shine the spotlight on himself.
Sure he has a 12-1 record, but...