UFC 206: Cub Swanson “Took Offense” to Betting Line Odds For Bout With Doo Ho Choi
By FCF Staff
Cub Swanson was the underdog heading into his bout last night with Doo Ho Choi, and clearly the dangerous vet enjoyed proving the oddsmakers wrong.
Swanson faced the rising featherweight on the main card of UFC 206, and outscored Choi for the unanimous decision win. The slugfest is already being cited as a “Fight of the Year” candidate.
Choi had a ton of buzz behind him leading up to the fight, due to the fact the South Korean fighter had scored first round stoppages, in all three of his UFC bouts to date. After the card, Swanson had this to say about the odds, and the fact some folks were overlooking the longtime contender (quote via MMA Fighting):
“…I can see why they would want him to be right up in the mix, but I just felt like I wasn’t going to let him make a name out of himself off of me. He can do it to somebody else, just not me.”
“I was the No. 4-ranked guy, I know this guy had a lot of hype, but I’m the veteran, I’ve been around,” Swanson said. “I caught a glimpse of the odds, and I think I was a [+200], Doo Ho Choi was at a -300, so I mean 3 to 1 underdog is pretty ridiculous to me. I know he had a lot of hype but I took offense to that.”
Swanson has won three straight fights now since he was submitted by Max Holloway last April. The latter stopped Anthony Pettis in the UFC 206 headliner to become the interim 145 champ.