Cub Swanson is set to throw down against Dennis Siver at the upcoming UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for this Saturday night (July 6, 2013) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And with a win?
Cubby -- who also believes he should be ranked higher -- hopes to earn himself a rematch against UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, after getting worked in just eight seconds when they first did the deed under the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) banner way back in 2009.
His comments to ESPN.com:
"I went to the hospital that night to get my face stitched up and all I could think about was, 'I owe the fans a fight.' That could have been a legendary fight in the WEC, and I didn't approach it right. I think I do pose the biggest threat to Aldo. I feel like my boxing is better than his. He's a kick boxer, with devastating kicks. Neither one of us cares to take it to the ground. I feel with my unpredictability and my boxing, I pose a big threat to him."
Be careful what you wish for.
To his credit, Swanson has put together a four-fight winning streak in which he stopped three of his victims with his fists. The Jackson's MMA fighter is now 6-2 since his first dance with Aldo and could be one or two big wins away from a rematch.
Unless UFC keeps coming up with "lame" alternatives like this one.