UFC featherweight Cub Swanson asked for Conor McGregor fight, but told match-up is 'unlikely'

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Cub Swanson sits on the shelf following surgery to repair his elbow. On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, the featherweight spoke to Chael Sonnen about where he's at and who he hopes to fight.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Cub Swanson was last seen inside the Octagon at UFC 162, dispatching of Dennis Siver via technical knockout to push his current winning streak to five.

During Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, the California native expressed his desire to stay active regardless of how crowded the division's title picture is.

"I just want to fight the top guys. I really want a title shot, but I don't want to wait for it."

The Jackson/Winkeljohn-trained fighter has managed to climb back to the top of the 145-pound heap after losses to big dogs such as current champion Jose Aldo (under the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting banner) as well as Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas, the No. 1-ranked contender who will finally compete for gold at UFC 169.

In particular, "Killer Cub" has his sights set on Conor McGregor, who has been calling out practically everyone on UFC's roster aside from the new strawweights from Invicta FC. Swanson said that when he asked about a match-up against "Notorious," the powers that be told him the actuality of that bout happening anytime soon was "unlikely."

Let's chalk this up to the new eight-fight contract Diego Sanchez just signed, and him being first in line when the young Irishman is healthy.

One thing is for certain, with an attitude like the one Swanson demonstrated in his tweet below, whoever he gets in the cage next could end up like George Roop at UFC on FOX 2.

Heal up Cub, heal up.

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