The fighter is still taking part in his mandatory military service in South Korea, but Choi can still compete under the right circumstances.
Choi, using Instagram, has called out Cub Swanson for a rematch at UFC Fight Night Busan:
Swanson’s recent fight was amazing and he is a fighter that I have always respected. I came across his recent interview that he believes that we need to have a rematch in which we owe to the fans. I also strongly feel the same but unfortunately I haven’t finished my military duties where it restricts me from flying overseas. Also I understand that he was just fought in UFC Fight Night 161 and that he would need to rest and recover but if him and the UFC can organize a fight in Busan, I guarantee that it will be the craziest fight of 2019! #busan#rematch @cubswanson @ufc
Swanson last competed in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Tampa, defeating Kron Gracie by unanimous decision. Swanson said after the event that he is willing to fight Choi again, but didn’t mention a time frame for the potential rematch. Choi and Swanson first met back at UFC 206, a bout that Swanson won by unanimous decision.
UFC Fight Night Busan takes place on Saturday, December 21 from the Sakij Arena in Busan, South Korea with Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.