Cub Swanson To Become a Free Agent After Fighting Brian Ortega in a ‘Power Move’

You can’t talk about the UFC’s featherweight division without Cub Swanson.

He’s been one of the top guys at his weight for a long time. After fighting in WEC, he put on a six-fight win streak in…

“IT’S A POWER MOVE. OF COURSE, I WANT TO GET PAID MORE. THE THING PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT I’VE GOT TO A POINT WHERE I’M MAKING GOOD MONEY AND IT’S ENOUGH TO LIVE ON, BUT IT’S NOT RETIREMENT MONEY. NOT EVEN CLOSE. I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 13 YEARS AND I’M IN THE PRIME OF MY CAREER, BUT AT SOME POINT IT’S GOING TO DIP OFF AND I’D LIKE TO WALK AWAY BEFORE I START HAVING REALLY BAD PERFORMANCES WITH ENOUGH MONEY IN MY ACCOUNT TO MAKE SMART INVESTMENTS AND DO THE RIGHT THINGS. I JUST WANT THAT OPPORTUNITY. [MAX HOLLOWAY FIGHTING FRANKIE EDGAR] IS THE 20TH TITLE FIGHT SINCE I’VE BEEN IN THIS DIVISION. I’VE BEEN IN THE TOP TIER OF GUYS MY ENTIRE CAREER. IT’S A LITTLE FRUSTRATING SEEING SOMEBODY LIKE FRANKIE, WHO IS GREAT, GET TONS OF TITLE FIGHTS. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. I WANTED SOME LEVERAGE FOR THAT [IN MY CONTRACT]. I’M NEXT. THEY’RE ALWAYS SAYING, ‘WE CAN’T GUARANTEE ANYTHING,’ AND IT’S LIKE, C’MON, YES, YOU CAN.”

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