Cub Swanson, the number two ranked Featherweight fighter in the UFC, who battles Frankie Edgar, the number three ranked fighter in the division in November, isn’t happy about all of this Conor McGregor business, and he’s letting it be known.
Swanson has gone on record saying he’s “pissed off about the title situation,” and tweeted out the news that he was “assured the next shot at [Jose] Aldo,” as long as he defeats Edgar in November.
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) October 26, 2014
When talking to the folks at Bleacher Report recently, Swanson elaborated on these feelings.
“I’ll be excited to get a title shot when I have a contract for that fight, but until then it’s just words,” Swanson said. “I’ve had a chip on my shoulder for a long time and especially so now with all of this. I’m just going to keep winning fights, and I’ll take out the frustration of being passed over on whoever they put in front of me.”
Swanson continued, “For my past three fights, people have been asking me if I’m excited to get the title shot. My win over Dennis Siver could have gotten it. My fight against Jeremy Stephens was supposed to be an official title eliminator, and this fight with Edgar is another title eliminator. They’ve decided to pass me by, and hearing the winner gets a title shot almost means nothing to me.”
Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar is scheduled as the main event of UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas on November 22nd. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver takes place at UFC Fight Night in Boston, Massachussetts on January 18th.