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Frankie Edgar wants fight with Cub Swanson

Cub Swanson - UFC on Fuel 7Fan-favorite Frankie Edgar came up short in his featherweight debut against champion Jose Aldo at UFC 156 but that doesn’t mean the former lightweight title-holder has been dissuaded from his ultimate goal of wearing the division’s belt around his waist. In fact, Edgar is already itching to get back in the Octagon and hopes to do so in a few months.

According to a report on UFC Tonight, Edgar’s manager has pointed to May as a likely landing spot for his client’s next clash. And, if Edgar has his way, the bout will involve streaking contender Cub Swanson in a five-round affair on FX/Fuel TV rather than on the rapidly-filling lineup for UFC 160.

The 19-5 Swanson has come out with his hand raised in four straight fights including success against Ross Pearson, Charles Oliveira, and most recently Dustin Poirier.

Edgar also pointed to Dennis Siver as a suitable foe as well in case Swanson isn’t available/interested. Siver is 21-8 in his career with a 2-0 mark since dropping down to 145 pounds.