Cliffs: Jan believes he will successfully defend his belt in his UFC 266 showdown against #1 contender Glover Texeira. Should Jan successfully defend the LHW belt, he believes maybe Jiri could be next, but he needs to fight Rakic to determine who the #1 contender is. Jan states people forget about Ankalaev who he believes is in contention He concludes by saying the next contender could even come from one of the matchups booked near UFC 266; ostensibly he is referencing (Thiago Santos vs Johnny Walker) & (Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann) Summary (Making Sense of It): It sounds as though the champ expects there to be a fight to determine the number one contender at the very least and is open to facing any of the guys listed above should they win their way into a fight with him. A Rakic vs Prochazka fight appears to be the fight the champ believes is most likely to determine the #1 contender. But Jan also believes Ankalaev is very much in the contenders race and he could matchup with one of the guys listed above and that could be a potential number one contender bout. The champ appears open to everything, but he wants these guys to fight their way into a title fight with him.