So some would be skeptical about this because they think he is too small, but contrary to popular opinion, Whittaker is actually big for 185. Just because he moved up from 170 doesn't mean that he is small, he walks around at 215+lbs and his cage weight is around 205, which is the same as guys like Rockhold and Weidman. LHW is weak as shit, and with DC gone and Jones expected to be suspended for a while, Whittaker would undoubtedly be the best at that weight. Who knows if Gus will ever be the same after his injuries, and Whittaker would easily beat Manuwa, Smith, Oezdemir, Thiago Santos etc.. I think Whittaker even beats a healthy Gus, let alone an injured one.