I feel like Islam is in a similar place that Cormier was in when Cain was champ. He's near the top of the division, and if he got a few top 10 wins he would probably be in line to fight for the title normally but not in this case as he trains with Khabib. From the UFC's perspective, you don't really want to match Islam up with contenders in that division because if he has no plans of challenging Khabib, what's the point? It would be different if Khabib was 40 and going to retire soon, but I just don't see Khabib stopping for awhile (no matter what he says). Everyone says they are going to retire early, few ever do, especially if you're on the throne. I feel like Islam should make a move to FW or WW. He's 28 and in/about to hit his prime, I think it's time he stepped out of Khabib's shadow and made a run for a title.