Someone is getting fired for their gaffe in announcing Cub Swanson vs Jose Aldo fighting at UFC 233. Actually, not really. Just blame the media for grabbing a rumor and running with it. Swanson took to his Twitter and let his fans know that this was a mistake and would not be taking part in UFC 233.
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
Aldo is a fight that Cub has wanted for some time, however, not to avenge his loss to Aldo in WEC. Rather, it was always for the UFC featherweight title. Without the strap, the fight didn’t make much sense for Cub. Now that there are no title implications and this is just a fight for relevance, it makes more sense than ever.
Hopefully, Cub will get this fight, but on the ESPN card in January. As for them fighting at UFC 233, it was only a dream.