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Cub Swanson: “I want to take the best fight I can get…”

Cub Swanson: “I want to take the best fight I can get…”

UFC featherweight Cub Swanson cemented his spot as one of the elite competitors in the featherweight division by adding another impressive win to his five-fight streak this past weekend, stopping Dennis Siver with strikes in the second frame of their UFC 162 scrap. However, chances are Swanson will have to pick up another victory before getting a crack at the championship based on current king Jose Aldo already being booked for an August outing.

If Swanson can’t get the winner of Aldo’s upcoming bout with Chan Sung Jung as his next opponent, he has two other names in mind – Ricardo Lamas and Frankie Edgar.

“He kinda called me out, and I asked the UFC about it and it wasn’t really a fight they cared to make. Siver was the one they wanted me to fight, so that’s who I fought,” said Swanson to MMAJunkie when asked about Edgar. “I want to take the best fight I can get, so if that’s the best one, I’ll take it. And if they give me something better, a bigger opportunity, I’ll take that.”

Swanson’s interest in Lamas is not only based on the 31-year old’s status as a title-contender but a matter of avenging a 2011 submission loss.

“My first six fights in the UFC are some of the hardest fights you can ask for. I’d like people to keep that in mind when they think about the top,” explained Swanson, stating he’d arguably done more than the man currently challenging for Aldo’s belt.

The 20-5 Swanson has beaten the likes of Siver, Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira, and Ross Pearson during his current run. Fifteen of his wins have featured some form of finish.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Swanson/Edgar would be epic but I’d feel torn for who to cheer on.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Great fight and one that truly makes sense but I am really curious if Aldo is going to stay at FW or move on after this title defense.


    I think that Swanson could finish Edgar-also-I think Edgar should go to BW-a fight with Urijah would be epic

  • THEGUNNER says:

    I think swanson vs edgar is a better title fight than aldo vs zombie.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    I believe cub finished siver in the third frame of their fight

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I think you’re right Jab, because Cormier made the comment of who finishes in the third round?

  • joe mo mma says:

    No mention of Chad Mendes? He should definitely still be in the mix of top competitors. After he runs over Guida, he should be back in title contention.


    Absolutely Joe-Mendes is the only one in that division with freak-
    like explosive athletism that can match Aldo’s


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