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Sunday, Jun 04, 2017

Cub Swanson Argues Title Shot Should “Clearly” go to Him, Following Max Holloway’s Win

Cub Swanson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

People are already talking about prospect of Frankie Edgar challenging Max Holloway for the UFC’s 145 crown, but Cub Swanson says the title shot should go to him.

Holloway secured his status as the undisputed, featherweight champ last night at UFC 212, by taking out Jose Aldo in the third round. Since Edgar was ranked #2 heading into Saturday’s action, and because he’s never fought Holloway before, many people believe he will be tapped to fight the Hawaiian fighter next.

But, during the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1, Swanson had this to say, when asked who he thinks Holloway should face next (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“Clearly me. We had a good go at it. He was the better man that night. I had a few injuries and I tanked. I’ve come back and I’m better now. I think that’s the most exciting fight you can make. I’ve been waiting for the division to open up. This is huge. It’s never been more exciting.”

Swanson faced Holloway in 2015 and lost the bout via a third round, guillotine choke. Since then, however, he has won four straight and is ranked #4. Edgar, on the other hand, is coming off wins over Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez, following his decision loss to Aldo last summer.


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:57 am
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