Fight of the year contender, wait… Who are we kidding? The Fight of the year between Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi took place last weekend at UFC 206. The fight card provided numerous adrenaline filled moments including an Anthony Pettis stoppage via Max Holloway fists and a devastating spinning heel-kick knockout by Lando Vannata.
However, it was Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi that stole the show. The two featherweights put on a war of epic proportions, with the Korean Superboy showing he may just have the strongest chin on the roster.
#CubSwanson ultimately ran out the winner by unanimous decision. Ranked higher than #DooHoChoi, logic would dictate that Cub Swanson now goes on to face a higher ranked opponent than himself, but the fight was so good that fans are calling for a rematch instead.
Unfortunately for us, Swanson shot down that idea at the UFC 206 post-fight press conference, stating he didn’t ‘really see the need for it’.
I’ve never been given a rematch for my losses, so I really don’t feel like giving anyone a rematch for my wins until I get the Chad Mendes, the (Ricardo) Lamas, the (Max) Holloway, the (Jose) Aldo – all the bigger fights that I’ve lost
Although a major bummer for fans, Swanson didn't rule out the idea of a rematch entirely. Instead, the 33-year-old will look to avenge his losses in the UFC, before potentially returning to face opponents he has previously bested in the promotion.
Only #FrankieEdgar, #RicardoLamas and #MaxHolloway now sit above the Californian native in the featherweight rankings. Currently on a three fight win streak, he may just get one of those rematches that he’s been denied in the past.