The UFC heavyweight division is a delicate topic right now; just ask UFC President Dana White. Three of the division's top competitors (Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, and Big Nog) have all gone down in recent months to illness, injury and disease. The most shocking, and most serious is with Lesnar, who when it was first reported he was ill there were rumours that he was so deathly ill, that he may not ever fight again.

We're expected to hear soon from the UFC champ and if he is going to return or not, but the subject here is that even though these guys are fighters, they are still human, and these things happen.

So where does this leave the UFC heavyweight division?

Projecting that the champ Lesnar will be out for a prolonged period of time, there is going to be a fight with the top two contenders in the division, Carwin and Frank Mir for an interim belt. Though this is an amazing fight, and will for sure be a can't miss for anyone that follows mixed martial arts, it has to be a bit of a slap in the face to Lesnar, considering he is the actual champ.

I understand the position of the UFC, that they want to have a belt in circulation, and don't want the titles to go for prolonged periods of time without being defended. As much as this will be good for the company to have the belt fought for, the winner will never be a credible champion in any of the fans eyes, thus they shouldn't even bother bringing in this belt.

It's not like they haven't gone for long periods of time without a title fight in certain divisions. Hell, they didn't even have a lightweight division for several years before they brought it back and Sean Sherk won the championship.

You can still have many great fights in each division without having a belt being tossed around. It's simple, wait for Lesnar to either announce his comeback, or announce that he is done fighting for good and then the UFC can make the decision to have the belt released and have a title fight for it.

Either way, it's going to be a lose-lose situation for fans. Either there will be a ‘paper' interim champion, or if Lesnar retires, there will always be the ‘what-ifs' in regards to a prime Lesnar fighting the competition.

Here's to hoping that we see Lesnar recover and fight for that belt some time soon.