Frankie Edgar eyeing five-round UFC main event fight against Cub Swanson next

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SmileR
2/19/13 11:13:42PM
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar is looking to get back in the win column sooner than later, and "The Answer" believes Cub Swanson is the right man to help get him there.

On Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the New Jersey native would like to fight Swanson in a five-round UFC main event on a FUEL TV or FX card later this year.

Edgar (15-4-1) is riding a career-worst three-fight losing streak after back-to-back defeats to current 155-pound champion Ben Henderson and then a subsequent loss to featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 156 in his 145-pound debut earlier this month.

The 31-year-old gave Aldo arguably his toughest fight to date and is eager to climb back up the 145-pound ladder in hopes of earning a rematch with "Scarface" in the near future.

A victory over Swanson would be a good start.

Swanson (19-5) is on the upswing in the featherweight division, riding a four-fight win-streak that includes a unanimous decision win over Dustin Poirier at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in England. Prior to the victory, the Greg Jackson-trained athlete had earned three consecutive technical-knockout victories, catapulting himself up the rankings at UFC 145.

Edgar is currently the No. 4 featherweight in the official UFC rankings, while Swanson sits at No. 5.

Usually booking a mixed martial arts (MMA) match up between a fighter on a three-fight skid and a fighter on a four-fight win-streak would seem illogical, but in this instance it isn't entirely unrealistic.

Helwani also mentioned that if a main event fight with Swanson doesn't pan out, Edgar would be willing to fight him -- or German juggernaut Dennis Siver -- at UFC 160, which is scheduled for May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Budgellism
2/19/13 11:29:46PM
I'd be interested in that
Poor_Franklin
2/19/13 11:37:34PM
Swanson or Siver is cool, but i really want to see Swanson vs Siver
FastKnockout
2/20/13 12:03:35AM
I'm down for it. Would be fun to see if Swanson can match Edgar's face.


If Dana wanted a big money fight he'd ask Faber to move back up and face Edgar.
prozacnation1978
2/20/13 12:12:49AM
June more likely for ppv card

No offense but may ppv card is full

Title fight
Jds vs reem
Cerrone vs Noons
Texeiera vs Bader
Probably lamas vs zombie

He will probably get Swanson
george112
2/20/13 4:56:58AM
easy win for edgar Imo
aussiemma
2/20/13 7:35:28AM

Posted by george112

easy win for edgar Imo



dont know about easy, but i think frankie can pull it off with his workrate and wrestling.
BigBadAl
2/20/13 8:17:34AM

Posted by aussiemma


Posted by george112

easy win for edgar Imo



dont know about easy, but i think frankie can pull it off with his workrate and wrestling.



I would not bet against Swanson right now at all.
Theoutlaw08
2/20/13 10:38:31AM

Posted by BigBadAl


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by george112

easy win for edgar Imo



dont know about easy, but i think frankie can pull it off with his workrate and wrestling.



I would not bet against Swanson right now at all.



I agree. I dont think this is an easy fight for either fighter. Its going to be a battle. Id like to see Swanson win this one.
airkerma
2/20/13 11:06:39AM
I really like this fight and hope they make it. I think Edgar should handle Cub, but I'm wrong about every Cub fight so who knows.
tattflash
2/20/13 11:47:00AM
This is far from easy for Edgar, Swanson is capable of knocking out anyone, but if it goes into round 3 and beyond you have to strongly fancy Edgar
Pookie
2/20/13 11:55:21AM
Edgar via superior accuracy and workrate.
george112
2/20/13 8:37:34PM

Posted by Pookie

Edgar via superior accuracy and workrate.



BOOM
babalu46
2/20/13 9:12:25PM
Edgar Swanson would be a great fight but I think both of these guys would destroy Siver.
frizzzlecake
2/21/13 12:42:47AM
I rather Faber vs. Edgar

Siver vs. Swanson on the same card.
Bubbles
2/22/13 3:50:04PM
I'd rather see Edgar derail the KZ hype train