Someone spoke too soon. Cub Swanson says he’s not fighting Aldo at 233

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Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do! Rumors began to pick up and almost every MMA media outlet reported that Cub Swanson would rematch Jose Aldo. Cub posted to his Twitter that someone spoke too soon. Despite campaigning for the Aldo fight for years, that date does not work for him. I love this fight … Read moreSomeone spoke too soon. Cub Swanson says he’s not fighting Aldo at 233

The Swansons EP 15. Cub and Kenda give birth to twins!

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Kenda Perez and Cub Swanson have a lot on their plate. They have a toddler and now, they just had twins. King Cub Swanson and Saint Cub Swanson came into this world early Sunday morning. Both mom and dad look like they don’t know what day it is or which child is which.

What they do know is that they have three babies and a lot of work ahead of them. Cub stated that they were looking at houses but they may want to re-think that. Buying diapers for three… That’s more than a 20% downpayment on a million dollar home.

This is Cub, six months from now.

The Swansons Ep. 8 – Reflecting on his loss at UFC 227

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Cub Swanson is a great fighter and a better person.

I’m a big Cub Swanson fan. As is our fearless editor Evan Shoman. So it really surprises me that I didn’t know about this Youtube series with Cub called, The Swansons. We’re catching it on Episode 8, but we’ll provide a link to see them all. The show is basically what goes into being a fighter, a husband, and a father. Cub is married to Kendra Perez, and the two have a small child and twins on the way.

Cub understands that MMA is a tough sport, and there are a winner and a loser. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. His success as a man doesn’t just revolve around what happens inside the Octagon. He’s a married, family man and he’s doing what he can to be the best at that.

From Cub Swanson

The Swansons reflect on Saturday night’s UFC 227 event. Cub talk about the changes in himself over the years through fight camp, the day of the fight, and how he handles a loss. Kenda gives us a new mommy’s perspective on how it is to navigate through these events all while being pregnant with twins.

Check out Cub’s Youtube page for the rest of The Swansons episodes, here.

 

Cha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

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The main and co-main event combatants from UFC 227 all made out pretty well this past weekend. Each of the top four fighters on the card all pulled in six figures. Of course, this is all before sponsor dollars and Reebok, etc. However, the disclosed UFC payroll is nothing to scoff at. Demetrious Johnson led … Read moreCha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

Early weigh-ins results, UFC 227 traditional faceoffs. From Staples Center.

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The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is the site of UFC 227 tomorrow night. First, the fighters need to square off for the traditional weigh-ins. The early weigh-ins already took place and everyone made weight with no high drama.

They go live at 6 PM/ET 3 PM PT

Fight Card

UFC 227 PPV Main Event:

TJ Dillashaw (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (134.75) *Bantamweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (124.5) *Flyweight Championship
Renato Moicano (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145.25)
JJ Aldrich (115.75) vs. Polyana Viana (115)
Thiago Santos (185.5) vs. Kevin Holland (184.75)

FX Prelims

Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Brett Johns (135.25)
Ricky Simon (135.25) vs. Montel Jackson (136)
Kyung Ho Kang (136) vs. Ricardo Ramos (135.5)
Sheymon Moraes (146) vs. Matt Sayles (145.75)

Fight Pass Prelims

Alex Perez (126) vs. Jose Torres (125)
Danielle Taylor (115.25) vs. Weili Zhang (115.5)
Wuliji Buren (135.5) vs. Marlon Vera (135.5)

The UFC had themselves the UFC 227 media day faceoffs today

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The UFC held the UFC 227 main card faceoffs today and everyone was well behaved. However, that’s not to say that the pre-weigh-in staredowns weren’t intense. The only surprise came when Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw didn’t talk trash to each other. Usually, you can’t put those two in the same room together without something popping off. Both remained calm and handled their media duties with class.

On the opposite side of the spectrum was Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo. Despite their little Twitter wars, the two seemed friendly and almost jovial. Trying to judge them based on appearances is tough, but Cejudo already looks like this is a rough cut. DJ looked hydrated and rested as he attempts to set another record with this title defense.

Renato Moicano will look to climb the rankings as he takes on Cub Swanson on Saturday night. Cub is on a two-fight losing streak but has never lost three fights in a row. He’ll look to stop the 12-1 Moicano to avoid slipping down the rankings. Growing a mustache and looking like an extra from ‘Training Day’ may just do the trick.

Polyana Viana stunned on the red carpet and squared off against JJ Aldrich for their strawweight fight.

Lastly, Thiago Santos will look to rebound from his loss to David Branch when he takes on promotional newcomer, Kevin Holland.

The actual weigh-ins and faceoffs will take place tomorrow and you can stream them here on MikeSwick.com.

Cub Swanson has a new family show. Pilot leading up to UFC 227

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Cub Swanson is one busy SOB. He co-owns a UFC Gym with Michael Bisping, is a full-time UFC fighter, has a toddler with Kenda Perez, and the couple is expecting twins. Like I said, Cub’s a busy guy. Cub is coming out with a docu-short series that will focus on his life and this episode is the pilot. Aside from his mustache, they look like the Cleavers.

From his YouTube channel:

“The first episode of Cub Swanson’s new family show leading up to UFC 227 August 4th, 2018 – headlined by Treigning Lab teammate and training partner TJ Dillashaw. We get an intimate view of a veteran UFC Fighter balancing family, training, health, discipline, and everything in between.”

I must say that aside from the content and in-depth look into Swanson’s life, there is some excellent product placement in there as well.

Bombs away at UFC 227. Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano.

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The UFC announced Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano for UFC 227 in August. This fight is added to a card that will see another banger with TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt headlining. Headed to Hollywood. ūüé¨@CubSwanson prepares to make the walk against the rising Renato Moicano. #UFC227 pic.twitter.com/FopXtnlDnT — UFC (@ufc) May 24, 2018 Cub … Read moreBombs away at UFC 227. Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano.

Fight Night Atlantic City Results – Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee

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Fight Night Atlantic City Results- Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza April 21st, 2018 Boardwalk Hall Arena Atlantic City, NJ The UFC set up the Octagon in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. It was a fun night of fights, and the fighters left it all in the cage. In the Co-Main event, Frankie Edgar outpointed Cub … Read moreFight Night Atlantic City Results – Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee

Watch the Fight Night 128 Ceremonial Weigh-ins at 2 PM PST

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Watch the Ceremonial Fight Night 128 Weigh-ins here

Tune in here to watch the Fight Night 128 Ceremonial weigh-ins. The fighters took to the scales this morning and for the most part, it was business as usual. However, Kevin Lee and Aspen Ladd both missed weight and will be fined 20 percent of their fight purse. It’s also important to note that fighters who have missed weight are 9-1 in their last 10 fights.

It’s now being said that Leslie Smith has turned down the 20 percent of Ladd’s purse to still fight her. The fight might not take place after all.

You can see the weigh-in results by clicking here.  The live ceremonial weigh-ins begin at approximately 2 PM PST.

Fight Night 128 weigh-ins: Kevin Lee misses weight, but the show goes on

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Kevin Lee hit the scales a little north of 155, but Barboza¬†going forward with the fight. It’s always something these days. The Fight Night 128 Weigh-ins¬†went down this morning.¬† The UFC will be airing a pretty exciting card tomorrow night, but the main event nearly went up in smoke on the scales. In the feature … Read moreFight Night 128 weigh-ins: Kevin Lee misses weight, but the show goes on

Frankie Edgar set to clash with Cub Swanson at Fight Night 128

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Cub Swanson has a new UFC deal and an opponent will face Frankie Edgar in April Cub Swanson looked like he had one foot out of the UFC when he was removed from the UFC.com Rankings. He showed back up and now he has a fight in the not too distant future. ESPN was first … Read moreFrankie Edgar set to clash with Cub Swanson at Fight Night 128

Cub Swanson has been removed from UFC rankings, uh oh.

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Could this mean negotiations with Cub and the UFC are not going well? Cub Swanson (25-8) is without a doubt one of the most exciting Featherweights on the planet. He shows up and puts on crazy scraps every time he fights. He’s been around a long time and is no longer willing to accept less … Read moreCub Swanson has been removed from UFC rankings, uh oh.

Boxer Gervonta Davis hints that he might like to try MMA

Gervonta Davis is an undefeated boxer who will fight for WBA Featherweight title next month Gervonta is peaking over the fence. Boxers seem to want to be mixed martial artists and mixed martial artists want to be boxers. It seems that they all believe the grass is greener on the other side. That said, if … Read moreBoxer Gervonta Davis hints that he might like to try MMA

Cub Swanson breaks down fight between his former opponents

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Who better to break down the UFC St Louis main event between Doo Ho Choi and Jeremy Stephens, than Cub Swanson? Being that both fighters are former opponents of Cub’s, the answer is, nobody.

Cub fought both Choi and Stephens to unanimous decision victories and in typical Cub fashion, both fights won him a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. In the case of Choi, they actually took home the award for ‘Fight of the Year’.

The bottom line is that Cub knows both Stephens and Choi very well. Check out his breakdown and see if you are in agreement with Swanson.