Cub Swanson has won four straight fights, including a recent victory over Dustin Poirier earlier this year. However, UFC officials tabbed Chan Sung Jung as the replacement to face Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title later this year.
The two will comprise the August main event from Brazil for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie. Jung replaces Anthony Pettis, who was forced out with a knee injury.
On Twitter Friday, Swanson posted “Really??!!! The Korean Zombie gets the title shot?!…….Lame.”
Since a loss to Ricardo Lamas, Swanson has finished George Roop, Ross Pearson and Charles Oliveira. He earned a decision victory over Poirier in February and is scheduled to face Dennis Siver at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman next month.