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Timothy Bradley: Cub Swanson deserves a title shot

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on Cub Swanson: 'They're hating on him, because he's dangerous. They're scared of him'

Cub Swanson has become quite the knockout artist since moving from the WEC to the UFC in 2011. Swanson dropped his UFC debut to Ricardo Lamas, but has since run off five consecutive victories with four of those wins ending by knockout or TKO.

That winning streak has elevated Swanson (20-5) to the top of the UFC's featherweight division, where he is currently ranked No. 4. Swanson has also earned himself a number of new fans along the way. One of those fans is current WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who spends some time training with Swanson. Bradley, in camp for an April 12 bout against Manny Pacquiao spoke about Swanson to saying, "Cub's the man, I like Cub. He's a tremendous boxer; he gets in the ring with pros all the time. Cub can hang with all the pros."

Swanson's current winning streak has led the 30-year-old fighter to call for a fight against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. To this point, those requests have been denied, but Bradley feels Swanson should get a shot at UFC gold, "They're hating on him, because he's dangerous. They're scared of him." Bradley said, "I want to see him in there with Aldo. He deserves a shot at the title - he does."

Swanson will next fight on June 28, taking on Jeremy Stephens in the headlining bout of a UFC Fight Night event in San Antonio, TX. Bradley said fight fans should expect to see him in attendance for that matchup.