Originally Posted by Tulian
I'd guess 2 fights
If he wins his next fight, no way would it be 2 fights. They'd sign Eddie for big $$$ if he's coming off another win.
That means either immediate title shot, or at most 1 top 10 win. The UFC isn't going to risk a big investment by forcing Eddie to win 2 fights. Depending on the situation at the time, they might be very leery of even making him win 1 fight.
I mean if the choice is Aldo vs. Pettis/whoever for LW title vs. Eddie immediate title shot, then Eddie will have to win a fight. But if it's someone like TJ Grant vs. whoever for the LW title, Eddie likely bypasses a guy like Grant and gets an immediate title shot.