UFC 227: Cub Swanson Outlines Why Title Shot is Not His “Main Goal”
By FCF Staff
Cub Swanson has long been regarded as one of the UFC’s best featherweights, and while the veteran still hopes to lock up a title shot, he says it’s not his primary focus.
Swanson will take on Renato “Moicano” (12-1-1) at UFC 227 tonight, in what is a pivotal fight for both men. “Moicano” has gone 4-1 to date in UFC action, and a win over Swanson would almost certainly propel him up several rankings spots.
The 34 year-old Swanson (25-9), meanwhile, is looking to end a two fight losing streak, after dropping consecutive bouts to Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar.
In a recent article posted at UFC.com, discussed his hopes for the future, and here is some of what he had to say:
“I’m definitely in that mode where I always want the big fights,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s never worked out for me to have a title fight and that part has really bummed me out. I’ve had my ups and downs where I’ve been close so many times where I don’t care anymore. I know I’m an exciting fighter, I know I love what I do and I’m not gonna let the emotions of the ups and downs and the letdowns of things I can’t control get to me. What I can control is getting the biggest fights that I can get, training my butt off and putting on great fights for the fans.”
“I really would like to fight for a title before I’m done fighting. That’s still a goal of mine, but it’s not my main goal. My main goal is winning every fight that’s put in front of me and being able to come home and have a good time with my family.”
Swanson’s last win took place in April, 2017, when he defeated Artem Lobov by unanimous decision.