As first reported, PRIDE and DREAM veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), currently ranked No. 12 in the USA TODAY Sports/ MMA featherweight rankings, recently signed with the UFC. Now he wants No. 4 ranked Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC).

He stated his case on Twitter, referencing Swanson's WEC 37 victory over Hiroyuki Takaya, who's one of Kawajiri's buddies.

As he wrote on Twitter: "I want to fight with @CubSwanson. He won the hiroyuki takaya in WEC. Takaya is my friend."