If Cormier beats Gustafsson it will likely be DC’s last fight at LHW before vacating the strap. Given the landscape of the current LHW division it is very likely Gustafsson would win the vacant LHW title anyways, only after being slightly diminished coming off a loss to DC. If Gustafsson wins that would obviously diminish the HW title and possibly hurt the DC vs Lesnar money fight’s hype. Would both divisions be better off with DC simply vacating the LHW title and Gustafsson maintaining some legitimacy, given his previous close fights with Jones and DC? PS - Obviously Volkan has a real shot at pulling off the upset at 227, but Gus is favoured for a reason.