The Conor McGregor bandwagon continues to fill up since he took out Marcus Brimage in impressive fashion at UFC on FUEL TV 9. Not only because of the abilities McGregor showcased in his Octagon debut, but because he’s also a gifted self promoter. Case in point, following Jose Aldo’s stoppage win over Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163, the Irish fighter relayed “If you think I wouldn’t trouble either of them, then you’re highly mistaken”. Whether fans think that’s true or not, since McGregor has fought just once so far in the UFC, comments like that have a way of getting noticed.
One man who is apparently well aware of McGregor is featherweight contender Cub Swanson, who recently had this to say about “Notorious”, while speaking to MMA Roasted (transcription via MMA Mania.com):
“I like the kid, I really see a future with him in the UFC, because he is talented. But he runs his mouth and I just feel like you’ve got to be careful when you do that. For some reason he decided to take shots at me. I’m fan of the sport, I’m a fan of many fighters, but as soon as they look at me and start barking at me, the fighter in me comes out and I’m like, ‘You better watch your damn mouth.’ That would be a fight that I would love to do once he makes a name for himself, but still right now he’s a nobody. We’ll see. If he lives up to the hype that I think he will, than I see me fighting him down the road, but for now, he’s gotta at least fight somebody in the top 10.”
Of course, Swanson has been busy beating men who are ranked in the UFC’s top ten rankings, as he’s coming off victories over the #6th ranked Siver and the #7th Poirier. McGregor, meanwhile, is set to fight Max Holloway at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26 card in Boston, which should be fantastic. If McGregor wins, he could be fast tracked into a bout with a top contender.
The card will be hosted by Boston’s TD Garden Arena and will feature “Shogun” Rua taking on Chael Sonnen in the main event.
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