Frankie Edgar Seeking Fight With Cub Swanson Later This Year

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar believes he is the perfect fighter to provide the top prospects in the featherweight division with a true test.

After failing to secure the 145-pound belt from Jose Aldo earlier this month, Edgar is setting his sights on Cub Swanson.

Swanson scored an impressive fourth straight victory by defeating Dustin Poirier recently. He is 19-5 in his career and unbeaten since 2011.

On UFC Tonight earlier this week, it was reported that Edgar (15-4-1) wishes to face Swanson in a five-round main event on either an FX or FUEL TV card. “The Answer” also stated he would be willing to meet him at UFC 160 on Memorial Day weekend in May if a spot is available.

Good for Edgar to remain strong in the featherweight division and try to help make bigger stars out of fighters like Swanson. This is a match I am interested in seeing, as Swanson has been inside the cage with some big-time fighters, but maybe none with the resume of an Edgar.

  • cap crunch

    Good fight but what would be next for Cub if he wins ya know, He’s already in title contention after beating Dustin Poirier and racking up 4 str8, his manager should be asking for Ricardo Lamas or Korean Zombie and get a # 1 contenders fight cuz he is right there with those guys. I forget that Aldo is fighting another 55er in Pettis, at 45 Cub is one of the next guys in line for a titleshot already so if does fight Edgar and beats him then Dana should be happy and reward him with one of the above featherweights for a clear cut top contender fight with Jose or just give him the shot after Pettis-Aldo.

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