Think about it from Nick and UFC's standpoint. People suggesting Nick won't be competitive with the elite, hasn't won in forever, blah, blah, blah...that is completely irrelevant....and it seems crazy to think either the UFC or Nick will seek a matchup with some up-and-comer or scrub. The ideal situation for both Nick and the UFC is to be flexible and account for either a one-and-done or a multiple fight situation, so a return fight would ideally be both high-profile and winnable fight for Nick that could lead to something even bigger and more lucrative for all involved. Lawler should therefore be the top choice, IMHO...assuming guys like Jorge or Thompson are not in the mix (and both are far less winnable). It is easy to market with footage from their first fight, the style matchup makes sense for both of them , and this could *easily* still be no worse than a PPV co-main or headline an ESPN card. A win (or even a competitive loss) would lead to another high-profile fight and could benefit Lawler too. I don't mind Pettis as an option...but his fight with Nate is too recent and I'm not sure it makes as much sense overall as Lawler.