Cub Swanson may be changing weight classes.
Swanson picked up a massive win at UFC Vegas 45 as he scored a first-round TKO victory over Darren Elkins. It was a dominant performance from Swanson who picked apart Elkins and hurt him badly on multiple occasions. After the win, many expected the longtime UFC veteran to call someone out, but after his win, he hinted at dropping a weight class as his weight cuts to 145lbs have been easy.
“I had talked about maybe dropping to 135, just to switch it up, try something new,” he said after his UFC Vegas 45 win. “I know I can make it. I don’t know how difficult it would be. This was one of the easier cuts I’ve had. I just feel like I’m naturally a little lighter than I used to be. I guess I’m just not holding on muscle like I was before. That’s a possibility.”
If Swanson does drop down in weight to bantamweight, he already has a name in mind in Urijah Faber to see who the real King of California is. Whether or not Faber will fight again is uncertain but perhaps he does return to face another legend like Swanson who has been around the game for a long time.
“Probably Urijah Faber,” he said. “See who the real ‘King of Cali’ is.”
Cub Swanson Hints At Drop To Bantamweight After TKO win
Regardless of what weight class Cub Swanson fights at, he knows he doesn’t have a whole lot left in him. He is 38-years-old but he says he still has a couple of goals he wants and that is fight in California as much as possible so he hopes he can be a part of a Fight Night card in a new arena in Palm Springs that is nearly done.
“The one thing that I would love to do still is they’re building a big arena, a 10,000-person arena, in Palm Springs,” Swanson said. “That’ll be done by the end of the year. If I can get the UFC to have a Fight Night in Palm Springs, I’d stick around for that for sure.”