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