Dana White cleared up the UFC featherweight "title shot" picture, pretty much saying Cub Swanson is going to get it after defeating Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 44.

Don't ask, and you shall receive.

After he defeated Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 last weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) in San Antonio, Texas via unanimous decision (highlights), Cub Swanson declared he wouldn't go begging for a title shot during the post-fight press conference.

Luckily for him, he won't have to.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- in so many words -- pretty much revealed that Swanson would indeed get the next crack at the promotion's featherweight title.

At least that's what we deciphered from his conversation with UFC's "The Download:"

"Let me tell you what, Jeremy is ranked No. 10 but he's not the number 10 fighter. He's better than that, and Cub took big f****** shots from him early, ate his shots and came back and fought a beautiful fight. I'm very excited for his future. Cub's going to get what he wants, let's just put it that way."

Cub's win over "Lil' Heathen" marked his sixth straight, the longest in the highly-competitive 145-pound division.

As for the current champion, Jose Aldo, he has a scheduled rematch set against Chad Mendes, which is set to go down at UFC 176 on Aug. 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. And if a determined "Money" has his way, "Junior" won't be leaving the Staples Center with the belt around his waist.

And it would be a shame, too, at least in Swanson's eyes, as he desperately wants to be the one to dethrone "the legend" that is Aldo, and get some much-desired revenge after Jose knocked him out in a mere eight seconds at WEC 41 five years ago.

He just better hope Mendes doesn't get his revenge, first.

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