Cub Swanson pumps brakes on UFC 233 rematch with Jose Aldo, suggests February

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  1. TheEmperorRises

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    Cub Swanson isn’t ruling out a rematch with former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo, but he’s not down with the reported timeline for it.

    Swanson (25-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) today posted on his Twitter account that a UFC 233 meeting with Aldo (27-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) is not in the cards for him. Instead, Swanson is suggesting a fight three weeks later at the UFC’s first card on big ESPN, which takes place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

    “I love this fight but unfortunately somebody spoke too soon,” Swanson posted. “I am not fighting on 233 but I am willing to do it February 17th on ESPN 1.”


    View: https://twitter.com/CubSwanson/status/1069648744516210688?s=20


    Swanson and Aldo first fought in June 2009 at WEC 41. In that fight, Aldo landed a flying knee and put Swanson away in just eight seconds. Aldo went on to win the WEC featherweight title in his next fight with a TKO of Mike Brown.

    Aldo eventually became the UFC’s first featherweight champion when the WEC and UFC merged. He defended the title seven times before he lost it to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 nearly three years ago. He won an interim title in July 2016, then was promoted to full champion again. But in June 2017, he lost the belt to current champ Max Holloway and lost a rematch to him, as well.

    Swanson had an up and down run after the loss to Aldo, but then went on a six-fight tear in the UFC with four knockouts and four post-fight bonuses over a stretch of two and a half years. Back-to-back losses to Frankie Edgar and Holloway took him out of title contention.

    He bounced back with four straight decision wins, but currently is on a three-fight slide with a submission loss to upcoming title challenger Brian Ortega, a decision loss in a rematch with Edgar and a submission loss to Renato Moicano at UFC 227 in August.

    Swanson also has been busy with fatherhood with twin boys he just had with wife Kenda Perez, giving them three children.

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    The current UFC 233 lineup includes:

    Champ Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for flyweight title
    Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
    Islam Makhachev vs. Francisco Trinaldo
    Paul Felder vs. James Vick
    Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau
    Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
    Alexandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
    Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey
    Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie



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    Cub Swanson pumps brakes on UFC 233 rematch with Jose Aldo, suggests February


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  2. ENOCK

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    If I was Cub, this is a fight I’d like to avenge...

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    Cub Swanson does not want to fight. Some guys are fighters and some guys
    just aren't. Cub doesn't want to fight. - Egg



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    He’s gonna get put on fight pass prelims against an un-ranked opponent because of this

    I hope he called my friend Dana first
     
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    I can't believe the UFC announced a fight before it was signed...
     
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  7. Jesus X

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    time for this cub to become a bear
     
  8. Jesus X

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    if I was cub I would change my identity and avoid this fight
     
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    Lot of time has gone by I think Cub would put up a good fight 2nd time around and may even beat Aldo
     
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