Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
UFC featherweight Cub Swanson is oozing confidence following his third consecutive knockout over a top 145 pound fighter and feels things would go much different the second (or eleventh) time around against champion Jose Aldo.
If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
Their original bout is on Aldo's all-time highlight reel, lasting just eight seconds after Aldo soared through the air with a double flying knee which put the Greg Jackson-trained fighter down for the count. The victory over Swanson earned Aldo a title shot at then-champion Mike Brown, which he won and hasn't looked back since.
Despite the 2009 setback, Swanson feels he has unfinished business with the champion, telling Sherdog with extreme confidence that things would be different if they fought again.
"I know that I could win that fight 10 out of 10 times if we did it again."
Swanson has a right to be confident. Since getting upset in his UFC debut to current top contender Ricardo Lamas, he's finished three straight opponents: George Roop, Ross Pearson and Charles Oliveira, all by knockout.
The Palm Springs native certainly has earned contender status with his stellar 2012 performances, but is he getting too big for his britches thinking he could beat the champ so easily? Do you think the fight would be different if they were to compete again, this time with the title on the line?