The UFC may have flown Conor McGregor out to Brazil to sit front and center to watch featherweight champion Jose Aldo beat Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Saturday, but it appears McGregor won’t be Aldo’s next opponent.
According to Cub Swanson (pictured), UFC brass have promised him next dibs at Aldo if he beats Frankie Edgar next month.
“The @ufc has assured me the next shot at Aldo. As long as I win my fight against Edgar,” Swanson posted on his verified Twitter account.
Swanson is perfect through is past six fights. Four of those victims were finished via some form of knockout. He’s currently ranked second in the 145-pound division, one slot behind Mendes and one above Edgar.
It is unknown if Edgar was promised the same incentive by his bosses. “The Answer” has won two straight scraps since dropping a decision to Aldo at UFC 156.
Edgar, like McGregor, is a favorite of UFC president Dana White. However, Edgar has lost his last three title tilts (two at lightweight and one at featherweight).
McGregor, meanwhile, has been assigned to Dennis Siver on January 18. White said over the weekend that it’s possible McGregor could find himself in a championship affair with a win over the veteran.
Swanson and Edgar collide November 22 inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.