Cub Swanson lost his first featherweight title fight, albeit in the WEC, to champion Jose Aldo in eight seconds. However, Swanson has since 6-2 in his last eight, is riding a 4-fight win streak and if you ask him, is still the biggest threat to Aldo's title:
“It gets brought up to me all the time,” Swanson told ESPN.com. “People won’t let me forget it. I’ve heard it a million times.
“I wish they were clever about it. So much time has passed that I would laugh about it, but people are so lame. I’ll be like [on Twitter], ‘I went to the store today and this happened,’ -- something funny. Then somebody will go, ‘Like the time you got kneed in the face in eight seconds?’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, buddy. Exactly.’”
“In my mind, I’m always one win away from a title,” Swanson said. “If I fight that fight that makes everybody go, ‘Wow, he’s unstoppable,’ -- that’s all I can do.
“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.”
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