UFC featherweight Cub Swanson caught the eye of numerous fans this weekend by picking up a victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel 7. Though Swanson entered the affair on a respectable run, Poirier has long been considered one of the top 145ers on the promotion’s roster and was handled in all areas by the surging 29-year old.
Swanson spoke about his performance against Poirier to Fuel TV after their fight’s conclusion and was surprisingly critical in the wake of such a big win.
“I just know I’m sharper than that and I was really frustrated about that. I know I’ve got to do better. I know I did good enough to get the win. I’m proud of that. I fought through it, but I could be better,” admitted Swanson. “I’m a lot more accurate than that. He did a good job pulling back just enough and I give him credit. He was a lot trickier than I thought and my hat’s off to him.”
Asked about future opponents, Swanson mentioned Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas as possibilities but seemed open to any adversary in hopes of showcasing the skillset he didn’t feel he had a chance to display on Saturday night.
“I’m trying to dominate these opponents, not just win, so I’m gonna go back in the gym and work. I’m hungry,” he concluded.
Swanson improved his overall record to 19-5 with the triumph, adding to his streak of consecutive wins over the likes of George Roop, Ross Pearson, and Charles Oliveira.
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