UFC on FOX 2's Cub Swanson ready to share his misery with George Roop


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(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

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Stephens was rocking the big right hand once again, and it was finding a nice home on Swanson's chin. Cub circled away but he wasn't doing much else to avoid taking those powerful shots. Swanson switched stances and looked to find his way inside. Stephens responded by making it a brawl and spamming that big right hand he was having so much success with. In response, Swanson thought about a takedown but decided against it. Finally, Cub landed a right hand after moving inside. He followed up with more

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Stephens opened with a leg kick that missed and spun him around. Swanson responded with an overhand but pulled back on it. A front kick landed for Jeremy and both guys were looking light on their feet early, though "Lil Heathen" was more comfortable standing in and trading punches. Cub, for his part, was bouncing all around. They started exchanging big punches before long. Swanson broke out a cartwheel kick that missed but had color commentator Brian Stann feeling fine. Stephens was the first to more

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In between rounds, Swanson could be heard telling his cornerman, Greg Jackson, that he believed there were two rounds left in the contest. Nope. Instead, he went out and continued doing his best to jump in, land a shot, and jump back out without feeling Stephens' considerable power. He was having more success here, drawing blood. He went back to his big weapon, the liver kick, and once again landed clean. It affected Stephens again, though not as much as the first time, and he backed away coveri more

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Swanson was feinting to start the round, hoping to freeze Stephens, who appeared to be recovered from the liver kick that hurt him so badly in round three. In fact, he was jumping in with lame punches that Swanson was easily jumping back to avoid. Cub went back to firing off leg kicks while the commentary team wondered if Stephens had suffered a broken right hand. In fairness, he appeared to be sticking with punches with his left hand and shooting in for takedowns. Swanson forced a stalemate and more

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Swanson was backing out to avoid the hard punches early on. Stephens was firing away, hoping to land that big punch he was promising in the lead-up to this fight. A missed uppercut was followed by an inside leg kick. Finally, Swanson landed a body kick that hurt Stephens badly. We know this because he was actively backing away and trying to buy himself time to recover. Swanson rushed him and fired away with punch after punch. When he landed hard enough, Stephens decided to change levels and snag more