Frankie Edgar thinks a fight against Cub Swanson makes sense. Cub, however, has his sights set on the bigger prize. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division could be in the midst of a major shakeup if Lorenzo Fertitta and Co. have their way.
After division kingpin Jose Aldo suffered an injury (details), one that forced him out of his title fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on Aug. 2, 2014, Fertitta declared that an interim title fight could be staged this October if "Ju more
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 more
The UFC 176 main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes is expected to be rescheduled for mid-October, as per Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. However, if Aldo still isn't fully healed and ready to roll by then, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said somebody else might step up to fight Mendes for the chance at an interim featherweight strap. MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti relayed Fertitta's news, tweeting: Looking at the top five of the UFC's 145-pound division, this makes more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told UFC Tonight that a fight against Cub Swanson makes the most sense for the division since the champion is out on the sidelines. Frankie Edgar is looking to work his way back to a title shot and believes a match-up against Cub Swanson would do exactly that.
The former UFC lightweight champion, who is coming off a third round stoppage victory over B.J. Penn last Sunday at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, told UFC Tonight that the fight makes sense c more
Frankie Edgar is on his way back to another shot at the 145-pound championship.
At The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Edgar earned a third win over BJ Penn. The Answer dominated his fellow former lightweight champion and eventually stopped Penn with ground-and-pound in the third round.
Having only lost to Jose Aldo and Benson Henderson since April 2008, Edgar remains one of the best in the world without a UFC belt. With one or two more wins, he could have a chance to become a two-division champion, more
Cub Swanson would love to fight Frankie Edgar if he had a UFC title around his waist.
After retiring MMA legend BJ Penn at the The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Edgar is reportedly interested in fighting Swanson in a No. 1 contender’s bout to determine the next challenger for the featherweight title.
During Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported that Edgar believes the fight makes sense in the wake of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s injury and the division ha more
UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez in prepared to drop down to featherweight to get a shot at Conor McGregor.
Since returning from a one-year spell on the sidelines, where he was recovering from an injury, Conor McGregor has had a slew of frustrated fighters attempt to throw in their bid for a shot at the Irishman - the latest of which is Diego Sanchez.
Sanchez did not appear angry when he offered his thoughts on the surging featherweight and instead provided a surprisingly levelheaded opinion on the more
Chad Mendes will have to wait a little longer to get his second shot at the UFC title.
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury that will force him out of his seventh UFC title defense on August 2 in Los Angeles, California, against the Alpha Male product, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news, but there’s no word yet on a new main event for UFC 176.
Mendes earned his second U more
That folks, is proof that it never hurts to call someone out. Tarec Saffiedine recently took a shot and called out top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald for a fight inside the Octagon.
And it looks like it may have paid off.
Speaking to "UFC Tonight," MacDonald said he's all for a fight against the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, as long as UFC matchmakers concur that it gets him closer to his much-desired title shot.
"He thought the fight made sense for him but would le more