Las Vegas, NV — Charles Jourdain picked up his third win inside the octagon at UFC Vegas 45, and he already had his next potential opponent on the tip of his tongue.
On Saturday, Canada’s Jourdain got back into the win column and picked up his second win in 2021. He spoiled Andre Ewell’s featherweight debut, defeating him via unanimous decision.
As soon as the fight ended, Jourdain let out an emotional scream. He told Cageside Press that he screamed because the fight with Ewell was the last fight on his contract, and he is now a free agent. So he felt like he needed to go out with a bang, and that he did.
“Air” Jourdain wants to stay with the UFC and hopes to sign a new contract in the near future, and when he does, he wants his first fight on his new deal to be UFC legend Cub Swanson.
“I was not a big fan of calling [people] out, but I want to fight Cub. I had a little bit of an interaction with him, and he was looking down at me— we had a couple of interactions back and forth, and I was always doing that Canadian thing stuff like, ‘yeah, I apologize, hahaha, being too nice to the guy. But now, f*ck it, I want to f*ck him up and put my hands on him,” Jourdain revealed during his UFC Vegas 45 post-fight interview.
“I just had a crazy fight, and I would like to fight him right now. If Darren Elkins pulled out, I would go in and fight that guy; I don’t know. I don’t mean any disrespect to the man because he is fighting tonight but win or lose, I want to get my hands on him. That’s the goal with my new contract.”
When Swanson was asked about the potential fight later in the night, he said that is always an option and said he respected the call out.
If Jourdain vs. Swanson were to go down next year, a guaranteed Fight of the Night check would almost certainly be awarded.
Watch the rest of Charles Jourdain’s UFC Vegas 45 post-fight interview above. More coverage from the event can be found below.