Following the two recent fight announcements of Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 9, as well as Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler at UFC "Fight for the Troops 3," fellow featherweight contender Cub Swanson took to the Twitter-sphere to angle for what comes next in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
And they are considerably lofty goals.
I want Aldo on SuperBowl weekend! but I want to fight @RicardoLamasMMA first to erase any doubt that I should be next— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) September 17, 2013
In what has become commonplace for perhaps the most competitive weight class in the world, 145-pounders like Swanson and Irish import Conor McGregor have both made it clear who they think deserves the next shot at current champion Jose Aldo and in other cases, who doesn't.
The fact that Swanson is looking to rectify the loss he suffered at the hands of Lamas at UFC on FOX 1 is encouraging. Both fighters have recently said they don't see the point in fighting again and each have made valid arguments for why they should be next in line.
Lamas, however, hasn't fought since defeating Erik Koch in January, after losing out on his title shot because of two separate issues. The first was an injury he sustained during training and the second came by way of newly-crowned lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
A move that left him "dumbfounded."
How about you?