September 22, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; UFC fighter Cub Swanson kicks against UFC fighter Charles Oliveira (right) in the featherweight fight during UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Cub Swanson says he only need two rounds to beat Jeremy Stephens (Video)

Cub Swanson is a confident fighter, and he absolutely has the right to be. Going into his first ever UFC main event this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 44 live on Fox Sports 1 from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Swanson is on a five fight winning streak including four by way of TKO/KO.

Swanson will be taking on fellow heavy handed striker and knockout specialist Jeremy Stephens in what many consider to be a No. 1 contender bout in the UFC’s featherweight division. Although Stephens has won three straight fights, including a brutal head kick knockout over Rony Jason, Swanson seems unfazed and poised to win his sixth fight in a row.

In a recent interview on UFC Tonight, Swanson discussed his upcoming main event against Stephens with analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen.

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During the interview, Swanson was asked about the difference in training for a five round fight and gave a bold answer in response:

I prepared for (five rounds) early in my camp, but I’ve forgotten about that now. I’m just preparing for two rounds because I think that’s all I need.

If Swanson is indeed able to finish Stephens within the first two rounds it would be quite difficult for the UFC not to give him a crack at the UFC featherweight title.

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