If UFC featherweight Cub Swanson emerges from UFC 162 with his hand raised he will have strung together one of the longest winning streaks the division has seen since being brought on board. The 29-year old Swanson is currently on a four-fight, beating game opponents like Ross Pearson and Dustin Poirier along the way, and currently on the short list of top contenders at 145 pounds.
However, talking about the fruits of a fifth straight victory and obtaining it are different things altogether, though that’s not to say Swanson isn’t supremely confident in his ability to beat Dennis Siver in next month’s match-up.
“He’s got some tricky moves but I’ve got him figured out,” said Swanson in an interview with the UFC, showing little fear of the German kickboxer’s arsenal. “I know he doesn’t have more power than me. You either hit hard, or you throw a lot of punches. I want to hit you once and put you to sleep.”
“I know 100% I can beat Dennis Siver,” he concluded. “My time is now. That’s how you leave your legacy – you got out there and make it look pretty.”
Swanson is 19-5 with fourteen finishes including an even split between TKOs/submissions. The 21-8 Siver has also been sharp as of late, winning six of his last seven fights with a 2-0 mark since moving down from lightweight.
The full interview with Swanson can be seen below:
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