"It's been a while. I've put it past me. I know that I could win that fight 10 out of 10 times if we did it again. It's not even an issue to me anymore. I would actually love for my brother to fight him. [My brother] is more of an up-and-comer, which I feel is more of a fair fight."
Turns out it was all a big mistake.
Swanson, who was stopped in just eight seconds when "Junior" jumped out of the gate with a flying knee back in June 2009, was actually talking about another loss he had under the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) banner, a submission defeat to Jens Pulver.
The Palm Springs pugilist set the record straight with Sherdog Radio:
"We were going back and forth about different past opponents, and that was a mental error on my side. I was talking about Jens Pulver, and I thought you guys had asked me about a rematch with him. That's why I said that was a long time ago and that I had put it past me. No, [I don't want my brother to fight Aldo.] My brother is a [flyweight], and he fights at 135 [pounds] as well, but that's the fight that I would love for my brother to have -- with Jens. Jose Aldo is the fight that I want."
Be careful what you wish for.
To his credit, Swanson has put together a three-fight winning streak in which he stopped all three victims with his fists. The Jackson's MMA fighter is now 5-2 since his first dance with Aldo and could be one or two big wins away from a rematch.
How many times (out of 10) does he win it?