A major featherweight clash between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar is currently being discussed by the UFC according to Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of ‘UFC Tonight’.
Swanson appeared to have earned a title shot back in June when he defeated Jeremy Stephens to extend his unbeaten run to six fights in the division, but the intended rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes being pushed back until October has thrown a spanner in the works.
As such, Swanson has indicated that he would be willing to take on another fight in the mean time, and the UFC have began talks to pair him up with former lightweight champion Edgar.
Edgar sent BJ Penn into retirement in his last Octagon outing, the third time he’s beaten the legendary fighter in his career, and with a win over Charles Oliveira also under his belt at 145lbs, he’s currently ranked just once place behind Swanson at No.3 in the division.
As such he too will be hoping that winning this fight could be his ticket to another shot at the featherweight belt, having previously come up short against Aldo by unanimous decision back in February of last year.
Swanson had originally suggested either November of December for this fight, but the current talk is that it could end up as the main event at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden on October 4th.
That event currently lacks a high profile fight to front the show in one of Europe’s current MMA hotspots, so Swanson Vs Edgar would be perfect for it.