Should fight: The welterweight champion
Why they should fight: Whether Masvidal is next for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (15-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) or someone else (like Colby Covington) gets the shot first, “Gamebred” absolutely, positively, undeniably has to fight for UFC gold next.
Even if it requires sitting out for a while, Masvidal needs his title shot after blitzing through Ben Askren in five shocking seconds with a flying knee knockout. It just has to happen. Masvidal will never be hotter than he is right now after brutal back-to-back finishes of Askren and Darren Till, and the UFC would be wise to capitalize on that momentum.
Fan interest around Masvidal is at a high and parlaying that into a title fight against whoever has the belt at that time is simply to logical move.
Should fight: Cris Cyborg or winner of Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd at UFC on ESPN+ 13
Should fight: Winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic at UFC 241