Cub Swanson’s breakthrough: Is he ready for a title shot?

UFC veteran Cub Swanson has won six straight fights, dating back two-and-a-half years.

His latest progression came this weekend against Jeremy Stephens, in a fight where he paced himself considerably well while Stephens, amidst some of the crossfire, was not gun-shy, and that cost him against the more corroborated MMA veteran.

Swanson was cocksure that he could handle Stephens’ power, and fight through it without breaking a sweat, although both men sustained the full five round distance, where Cub was awarded a unanimous decision.

Cub Swanson has put himself in a position where a UFC Featherweight title shot against Jose Aldo is in the best laid plans of the promotion.

But will he get it?

Remember, back in his days at World Extreme Cage fighting, Jose Aldo hurried to stop Swanson before the completion of the first round.

A lot has changed since then, and, riding high at # 4 in the UFC’s Featherweight rankings, Swanson claims to be “hungrier” than Jose Aldo.

And, under esteemed coach Greg Jackson, Swanson has shown a work ethic that holds merit to those claims.

He is ready for anyone in the UFC Featherweight division, without question, and his fights in The Octagon cannot be missed.


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