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.
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.