So, you're on a six-fight winning streak in one of the toughest divisions the UFC has to offer. You've defeated the division's fifth-, 10th-, 11th- and 14th-ranked fighters in the process. You even managed to KO the No. 14 fighter in the division above you. That should be enough to grant you a shot at the title, right?
Well, kind of. Cub Swanson, the UFC's second-ranked featherweight—behind only Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes—is just a little more than a month removed from a five-round unanimous deci read news >>
Frankie Edgar had the best of intentions with his Ice Bucket Challenge, but the execution left a little to be desired.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Featherweight Cub Swanson talks about a potential fight against Frankie Edgar and more. read news >>
If there's one thing that's more painful to listen to in mixed martial arts than a fighter who is boring on the mic, it's a fighter who tries to force phony trash talk.
Cub Swanson understands this, so he's not about to let others make him into someone he's not. So even though he was criticized for not making a bold statement that he wants a UFC featherweight title shot after his recent victory over Jeremy Stephens, the Jackson's MMA fighter remains comfortable with being true to himself.
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A title fight that may, or may not come. Cub Swanson was never opposed to a fight against Frankie Edgar, he just had his heart set on waiting for his promised title shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division.
But according to Swanson, that title fight isn't "guaranteed" and says he doesn't want history to repeat itself and wait out for another year -- only to come back and take on someone else who isn't the 145-pound champion.
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With rumors of Swanson vs. Edgar on deck, or Shogun vs. Manuwa in the works, the Stockholm main event goes to one of Europe's best young fighters.
Much like Kelvin Gastelum, Gunnar Nelson's rise up the WW ranks has been fast and unchecked. Now entering into his 5th UFC bout, the Icelander is set to headline his first ever UFC card, where he will take on Rick Story in Stockholm, Sweden. Visir.is had the initial report on Nelson's fight booking. It's something of an interesting twist considering t read news >>
It appears the UFC is moving closer to booking a proposed bout between featherweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Cub Swanson may have to clear yet another hurdle before securing his elusive first UFC title shot.
After initially resisting a bout against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, Swanson (21-5), the No. 2 ranked featherweight contender, is now open to the proposed match-up, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight.
Swanson currently rides a six-fight win streak, second only to Dennis Bermudez among the division's many contenders. Following his latest victory, a thrilling ‘ read news >>
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Former UFC champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn lost to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale one month ago today, Aug. 6, and the Hawaiian superstar promptly retired from the sport after the bout. In a recent interview with BJPenn.com, Penn talked about his fight with Edgar, his decision to drop to featherweight for the fight at The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale and his stylistic changes for the bout. Speaking about the fight itself, Penn gave no clues as to why he performed poorly, instead ch read news >>
Bocek made his Octagon debut against Frankie Edgar at UFC 73: "Stacked" way back in June of 2007.
Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Mark Bocek is calling it a career after nearly a decade in combat sports, saying goodbye to mixed martial arts (MMA) and his fans earlier today (Aug. 6, 2014) by way of his official Twitter account. I'm retiring from pro mma.I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapte read news >>
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Dennis Siver will be making his Octagon return against Robert Whiteford at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which takes place on Oct. 4, 2014 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
While he was gone, the UFC rankings underwent a major facelift, thanks to impressive wins for Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar, who both improved their positions in the promotion's "of read news >>