At Saturday’s post-fight press conference, Jose Aldo wasn’t even asked one question about defending against his title against Cub Swanson.
Instead, the attention was focused completely on Conor McGregor who was also sitting cageside to watch the bout between Aldo and Chad Mendes.
Despite that, Cub Swanson remains steadfast about the fact that he has been promised the next shot (assuming he beats Frankie Edgar on November 22).
Swanson says despite the promises, it is still just lip service.
“I’ll be excited to get a title shot when I have a contract for that fight, but until then it’s just words,” Swanson told Bleacher Report. “I’ve had a chip on my shoulder for a long time and especially so now with all of this. I’m just going to keep winning fights, and I’ll take out the frustration of being passed over on whoever they put in front of me.”
Despite collecting a 6-0 record in the UFC since 2012, Swanson has seen featherweight title shots awarded to Edgar, Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas.
“For my past three fights, people have been asking me if I’m excited to get the title shot. My win over Dennis Siver could have gotten it. My fight against Jeremy Stephens was supposed to be an official title eliminator, and this fight with Edgar is another title eliminator. They’ve decided to pass me by, and hearing the winner gets a title shot almost means nothing to me.”
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