While Khabib Nurmagomedov is widely considered to be one of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweights, and justifiably so, Bobby Green belongs in that discussion as well. Not only has the vet won eight straight fights while competing for Strikeforce and the UFC, but the “King” is coming off a decision win over Josh Thomson. As Gilbert Meldendez would likely tell you, that’s not an easy thing to do.

Green was booked to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 next weekend, but when Eddie Alvarez got signed, the latter was tapped to face “The Cowboy.” As a result, the #7 ranked Green is currently looking for a fight, and recently he made a few ‘suggestions’  on Twitter in terms of who he should face.

Another thing the “King” has going for him is he’s a gifted self promoter, who isn’t shy about sharing what he thinks…as you can see. So, when you combine that with his well rounded and dynamic skill set, Green could be set for a huge, breakout year in 2015.

The 28 year-old Green currently carries an overall record of 23-5, and hasn’t lost since 2011, when he was decisioned (split) by “JZ” Cavalcante. Since arriving in the UFC, Mr. Green has defeated Jacob Volkmann, James Krause, Pat Healy and the aforementioned Thomson.

It will be interesting to see who and when Green is booked to fight next. Green-Pearson sounds pretty, pretty, pretty good to me.

Cerrone’s scrap with Alvarez, meanwhile, will go down September 27th, at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, Nevada.