Will he regain some respect with a top #3 ranked lightweight? I think he should get one more big win before a title shot, after his letdowns and Barboza is the perfect opponent for it imo. Johnson and RDA are good wins, but RDA was improving in 2014; but not at championship level; Johnson was a good win too, people say Johnson is a bad fighter; but before the Khabib fight, he had some of the best takedown defense at LW (he also fought and ko'd Tibau). I think he beats Barboza, but if he successfully makes weight, I think he should get the respect back and for the 4th time... be scheduled to fight Ferguson. If the stars align: please Khabib don't get injured/be stupid with weight cutting; please Tony: don't get injured/do whatever you done in April 2016 to pull out. They are the top 2 lightweights right now.