Cub Swanson prefers a rematch with Jose Aldo over a second shot at Chad Mendes. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com


Cub Swanson was victorious against Jeremy Stephens in his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night “Swanson vs. Stephens,” but wasted little time making clear what’s next on his agenda.

During an interview on Fox Sports 1, Swanson was asked about whom he’d prefer fighting if UFC officials deemed him next in line for the featherweight title.

"Of course I want to fight [Jose] Aldo, that's like [Chris] Weidman beating [Anderson] Silva you know,” Swanson said. “I want to be the guy to dethrone the legend. But fighting for gold is fighting for gold."

With Jose Aldo set to defend his belt against Chad Mendes at UFC 176 in Los Angeles, the title picture remains a bit unclear. But with two of Swanson’s five professional losses coming against both men fighting on Aug. 2, rectifying defeats against either remains a driving force in Killercub’s pursuit of the title.

Currently riding a six-fight win streak, Swanson seems poised for a run at the 145-pound crown. After putting in 25 hard fought minutes against a contender like “Lil’ Heathen” on Saturday, you can most assuredly bank on Swanson lasting longer than eight seconds if a rematch with Aldo comes to fruition.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Opting against retirement, UFC's Cub Swanson recalls time he was told he wasn't worth $500

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

UFC featherweight Cub Swanson remembers the time a local promoter basically told him he wasn’t worth $500. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias shifts from prelims to UFC on FOX 19 main-card opener

  • 28 days ago
  • 13 views

With an injury on Tuesday scrapping the UFC on FOX 19 headliner, the event now has a new opening fight for the main card. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: Cub Swanson, Geane Herrera, and Mike Chiesa

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

Join Knockout Radio for their podcast featuring Cub Swanson, Geane Herrera, and Mike Chiesa, and a discussion of the week's top MMA news! read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 results: Cub Swanson gets much-needed win, tops Hacran Dias

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

TAMPA, Fla. – After nearly a year out of action, Cub Swanson announced his return with authority against Hacran Dias.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Results: Cub Swanson Decisions Hacran Dias

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Sixth-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson rebounded from back-to-back losses with a dominating performance over Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday. read news >>

Cub Swanson almost didn’t fight at UFC on FOX 19, not sure of continued career with loss

  • 18 days ago
  • 11 views

TAMPA, Fla. – UFC featherweight Cub Swanson contemplated dropping out of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 19 when illness reared its head prior to his weight cut.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Cub Swanson, Scott Coker, Campbell McClaren, Matt Erickson

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Cub Swanson, Scott Coker, Campbell McClaren and Matt Erickson.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 197 Countdown: Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

  • 16 days ago
  • 30 views

Wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo looks to dethrone dominant flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson. read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2185 with Swanson, Namajunas, Coker, more

  • 16 days ago
  • 6 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Cub Swanson, Rose Namajunas, Scott Coker, Campbell McLaren and Matt Erickson.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UF read news >>

Cub Swanson needed to feel the nerves to pick up UFC on FOX 19 victory

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

After an impressive six-fight winning streak in the UFC brought him to the edge of title contention, Cub Swanson hit a two-fight losing skid and, he said, began to contemplate retirement.Filed under: read news >>