Why can't he? He Maia is getting close to retirement and probably will retire if he loses to Woodley. Additionally, he just dispatched the #11 fighter with relative ease. Not saying that it is a lock or even super likely, just saying that is not out of the stretch of our imagination. WELTERWEIGHT Champion : Woodley: actually believe RDA could pull this one off. Good boxing TDD and cardio 1 Maia: this match cannot get made for the sake of RDA getting a shot LOL 2 Thompson: as with Jorge really tough stylistic match up. Likely loses this one. 3 Lawler: Is this UFC 2.0 Robbie or strikeforce merge Robbie? The latter loses. 4 Masvidal: here is where it starts getting hairy. Gamebred tough stylistic MU still winnable. 5 Magny: Believe that RDA would smoke Magney. 6 Condit : With NBKs feeble tdd RDA could control him on the mat to win. 5 or 3 Rds. Matter here. 7 Cerrone: murked him before and would be the favorite to do it again. Ultimately, just like with Michael Bisping it would take the right matches and some fortuitous fight happenings for him to get the title. But it wouldn't be more bleak than Bisping yet nonetheless he wears the strap.