Wineland wasn’t expected to beat Barao, but he came out relatively strong and didn’t back down from one of the best pound-for-pound fighters the sport has to offer. He’ll be back in the Octagon as soon as he’s licked his wounds, facing a foe along the lines of Ivan Menjivar, Wilson Reis, or one of the men involved in upcoming clashes between George Roop-Francisco Rivera/T.J. Dillashaw-Raphael Assuncao.
Last Saturday night wasn’t the end of the world for any fighter who exited UFC 165 as a loser. However, coming up short at the event could mark the end of said athlete’s employment in the UFC depending on how action unfolded in Toronto. With the show in the books, it’s time to take a look at exactly how bleak the future is for the men whose stock took a hit in defeat. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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