It's no secret that win or lose DC's last MMA fight will most likely be the Stipe rematch. We can hypothesize on Brock/Jones but Bones seems super reluctant to go to HW and DC cannot cut to LHW anymore and Brock is still doing his WWE routine. So if DC beats Stipe in the rematch and retires/vacates who will fight for the title vacancy? Francis vs JDS winner vs whom? Stipe? he would be 0-2 in his last two title fights so I doubt he gets a third crack. Overeem? I think if JDS beats Francis then the Reem can get a shot but probably needs at least one more win. Blaydes? Needs another win and it'll have to be a situation of JDS beating Ngannou. Volkov? Usada issues and lost his last fight, needs a 3 fight win streak at minimum. The rest of the top 10 are nowhere near close to title contention.