Archive: Cub Swanson

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 8:45 am

TWITTER BEEF: Lamas and McGregor trade shots

After defeating Dennis Bermudez this past weekend at UFC 180, Ricardo Lamas revealed to media members that he would like to fight Conor McGregor next. McGregor, who is booked to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ comments, and took to Twitter to diss ‘The Bully’. Hard luck Dennis Bermudez. You wore my...

Nov 10, 2014 4:57 pm

PHOTO | Team Jackson-Winkeljohn Post-Workout

Gregg Jackson has one of the most stacked teams of fighters out there. UFC heavyweeight Alistair Overeem posted the following photo of several team members together after a training session including former welterweight interim champion Carlos Condit, top ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, and light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. The crew after training! Boom! A photo...

Oct 28, 2014 11:11 am

FRUSTRATED! ‘UFC’s Promises Mean Next To Nothing’

Conor McGregor has cut the featherweight line, and nearly garnered a UFC title shot. All he has to do is beat Dennis Siver in his next bout. The division’s other number one contender, Cub Swanson, has also been promised a title shot, time, and time again, only to be passed up for more favorable competition....


Oct 27, 2014 9:03 am

QUICK TWITT: Cub Swanson Promised Title Shot With Win Over Edgar

In an interesting turn of events, Cub Swanson revealed that he has been promised the next title shot against Jose Aldo, should he defeat Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 57 on November 22nd. Following Jose Aldo’s win over Chad Mendes at UFC 179, UFC President Dana White says if Conor McGregor defeats Dennis Siver...

Oct 16, 2014 12:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Contenders Respond To McGregor Callout

Yesterday, Irish Mixed Martial Arts Mega-Star, Conor McGregor put the entire UFC featherweight division on notice, and called for his 145-pound fighting peers to give up their women and kiss his feet. Two worthy adversaries responded: Am I the only one that thinks a fighter wanting another fighter to kiss all of his toes is...

Oct 14, 2014 7:30 pm

‘Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Official With 12 Bouts

November’s ‘UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson’ event is set with 12 official bouts, including a 10 bout Fox Sports 1 broadcast. ‘UFC Fight Night 57’ takes place on November  22, from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. In the night’s main event, Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson fight for the right to...

Oct 8, 2014 4:55 pm

Nick Jonas Walks Through Swanson’s Spinning Back Kick

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Cub Swanson has had the rare opportunity of training and working with Disney Pop Star Nick Jonas, of The Jonas Brothers. During their time together, and ahead of tonight’s new television series debut (Starring Nick Jonas as an MMA Fighter), the duo made some rough contact during training. Via the Desert...

Oct 3, 2014 7:43 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor Is The Logical #1 Contender

At the start of each week, UFC president Dana White sits down with web content producer Matt Parrino for The Download, where he discusses the most recent octagon news. In this week’s edition, of The Download Uncle Dana talked about Conor McGregor and how he feels the young Irishman is the logical #1 contender at...

Sep 24, 2014 5:48 pm

Edgar-Swanson, Green-Barboza Slated For UFC Fight Night 57

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced two new bouts with heavy implications. Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson have agreed to a five-rounder and will headline UFC Fight night 57 in November. The winner will likely face Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight world title. Also announced on the fight card is a lightweight bout...

Aug 13, 2014 5:05 am

Swanson Wants Edgar Fight On FOX

Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar don’t want to sit and wait for Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo to fight for them to know who will be the #1 contender. They want to find out themselves by having an elimination match for the spot. Swanson spoke on The MMA Hour: “I’m not going to beg anyone...

Jul 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Frankie Edgar Calls Out Cub Swanson, Wants December Fight

Top ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar isn’t content just sitting and waiting for Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes to fight to find out whether he or Cub Swanson will get a title shot. He would rather fight Cub and let the winner get a shot at the title. He spoke with MMAJunkie: “I think I’m probably...

Jul 29, 2014 7:30 am

Swanson Feels That Ignoring The Negativity Lead to His Success

Cub Swanson has been through it all: a troubled past, a cavalcade of haters and doubters, even a broken face, but now it looks like it is finally Cub’s time. With a 6-1 record in the octagon (21-5 overall), Swanson is riding a 6-fight win streak straight to a possible title shot. His last win...

Jul 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Cub Swanson: I Teach My Students To Be The Opposite Of Conor McGregor

Cub Swanson spoke with mixedmartialarts.com’s Jonathan Shrager in an interview leading up to UFC Fight Night Dublin, which was headlined by Conor McGregor, who isn’t exactly Swanson’s best friend. You can see Swanson talking about McGregor starting at around the 6 minute mark.

Jul 18, 2014 5:15 am

Cub Swanson on Conor McGregor “Easy Fight And Easy Money”

Cub Swanson goes in depth on Conor McGregor stating a lot of people hate him in Ireland and that it would be an easy fight and easy money, also talks on Diego Brandao, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Chael Sonnen, UFC/MMA Drug Testing and more.

Jul 3, 2014 5:03 am

Swanson vs. Stephens Averages 700k Viewers On FS1

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averaged 702,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, and peaked at 852,000 viewers during the first hour of the broadcast. This is much lower than the previous UFC Fight Night held on Fox Sports 1: Henderson vs. Khabilov which did 1.24 million average viewers. Swanson vs Stephens UFC Fight Night:...

Jul 2, 2014 2:24 pm

Dana White Hints At Cub Swanson Title Shot

UFC President Dana White hinted at Cub Swanson getting a title shot when he spoke to The Download earlier today. “Let me tell you what, Jeremy is ranked No. 10 but he’s not the number 10 fighter. He’s better than that, and Cub took big f****** shots from him early, ate his shots and came...

Jun 30, 2014 7:30 am

Cub Swanson: I want to be the guy to dethrone the legend

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, perennial contender Cub Swanson (21-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC) did a post fight interview with FOX Sports 1 where he stated his desire to rematch featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo: “Of course I want to fight Aldo,” said Swanson....