Cub Swanson wont deny the abilities of Max Holloway.

Holloway earned a third-round TKO victory in a rematch against Jose Aldo to retain his UFC featherweight title. Swanson has gone head-to-head with both men and he knows how tough Aldo is.

Swanson said Holloway deserves credit for finishing Aldo in back-to-back bouts:

I thought it was a great performance. Ive always known (Holloway) as being tough and just having good cardio, but Ill say I really underestimated how smart of a fighter he is. He went in there and just played with Aldos ego. I think that Aldo looked better than he has in the past, but he still had that one weakness, and Holloway just kind of poked at him, poked at him, poked him. Then when (Aldo) got frustrated he gassed himself out when he (went) for the kill. He took him out in the same round both fights, like clockwork. Ive got to give him points for that.