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Cub Swanson Doesn’t Think The Korean Zombie Deserves a Fight Against Jose Aldo

June 29, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Cub Swanson recently spoke about his position in the UFC and not getting the title shot at Jose Aldo. Here are the highlights…

On Being Set to Fight Dennis Siver: “When I got this fight, Siver was the best opponent for me at the time,” Swanson said. “It was either that or sit on the bench. They weren’t too thrilled about the idea of (me fighting) Frankie Edgar because he needed to get a win. So they said Dennis Siver, and I said, ‘Fine, but if Aldo, Pettis, Lamas or “Zombie” gets injured, I want to be bumped up. Those are my terms.’ They laughed and said we’d cross that bridge when it comes. So I asked what’s up, and they said nothing’s changing. So all right – I need to just go out there and make a statement and prove that I deserve a title shot.”

On The Korean Zombie Getting the UFC Title Bout Against Jose Aldo: “I definitely think that it should’ve been me or Lamas getting that shot,” he said. “Obviously, Lamas has that win over me. He’s had impressive wins since then. But I honestly feel like I’ve fought the toughest guys. I feel like the ‘Zombie’ has not had tough opponents.”

On His Position on the Card: “I kind of am bummed about Frankie Edgar (vs. Oliveira) – two guys coming off losses – being a co-main event,” Swanson said. “But it is what it is.”

On Getting What He Feels He Deserves: “It’s been a long time coming, and I finally am getting what I feel like I deserve,” he said. “It’ll come in time. I’m not too worried about it. I’m just going to keep fighting hard and doing what I do, and I know it’s going to come. I’m not going to cry about it or anything. I know if I put on a good performance, it’ll be hard to deny me a title shot very soon.”


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