POLL: Gauging Cub Swanson’s Options After UFC Fight Night 44


After dismantling tough No. 11-ranked Jeremy Stephens in the main event of last night’s (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44 from the AT & T Center in San Antonio, Texas, No. 4-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson has an impressive six-fight win streak intact.

Taking a year off to recover from an elbow injury after knocking out Dennis Siver at UFC 162 in July 2013, the Jackson’s MMA product has looked unstoppable since losing his UFC debut to former title challenger Ricardo Lamas.

It’s hard to deny that the WEC veteran deserves his long-awaited title shot. With the belt set to be defended soon when champion Jose Aldo rematches No. 1 contender Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on August 2, the timing could be right for Swanson to potentially get his coveted rematch with Aldo.

But this is the UFC, and nothing is guaranteed. The returning Chan Sung Jung has called out for a bout with Swanson, and he could always seek revenge on Lamas. In fact, there are a bevy of exciting possibilities for him. Who do you think he should face off with next?

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  • I wanna see Cub fight for a title now… He deserves a rematch. He got a great winning streak and the guys he beat and how he beat them should give him the next shot.. Period!

  • Jung and Lamas both do not deserve the Cub fight. What happen to earning the title shot?? Cub has clearly earned it and no way in hell should someone who just lost to Aldo get a second chance so soon. Back to the bottom of the line you go. Just like Mendez did.