Anthony Pettis ticked off some people after becoming the UFC’s No. 1 contender in the lightweight division. Instead of waiting for that title shot, he chose to drop down to featherweight to secure an earlier fight.
Even though Cub Swanson is one of the top names in the featherweight division, he’s alright with the decision.
“It is what it is,” said Swanson on MMA Interviews. “I’m not going to care. I wasn’t getting a title shot right away, so it wasn’t taken from me. It’s just another big name to the division and adds credibility.”
Swanson lost in his UFC debut and has since picked up four wins, three of which he finished in two rounds. He’ll take on Dennis Siver at UFC 162 on July 6 when a new title contender might emerge.
Pettis fights featherweight champion Jose Aldo on August 3, with more details about the show to follow. Swanson owns an embarrassing eight second loss to Aldo from their WEC days.