Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do! Rumors began to pick up and almost every MMA media outlet reported that Cub Swanson would rematch Jose Aldo. Cub posted to his Twitter that someone spoke too soon. Despite campaigning for the Aldo fight for years, that date does not work for him.
I love this fight but unfortunately somebody spoke too soon. I am not fighting on 233 but I am willing to do it February 17th on ESPN 1
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) December 3, 2018
Cub has wanted the rematch forever, but it seems that the timing is just a little off. Today he posted that he had been in the hospital all weekend with his newborn twins. That kind of stuff takes a toll on someone. There’s no word as to why Cub would want more time but it seems like he’d love to face Aldo on the first ESPN card.