Cub Swanson extended his winning streak to two but broke his hand in the process.
Swanson was returning to the Octagon for the first time in over a year after he beat Kron Gracie by decision. Since then, he tore his ACL in a grappling tournament and was forced out of action.
On Saturday at UFC 256, Swanson made the walk to the Octagon and got into a firefight with Pineda and eventually knocked him out in the second. However, the veteran took to social media to reveal he broke his hand in the fight.
“Also my knee held up fine, but I think I broke my right hand in the 1st,” he wrote.
Following the win, Swanson also took to social media to issue a statement on the fight.
“Thanks for all the support. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to entertain all of you during these hard times. Happy Holidays everyone,” Swanson added.
Although Cub Swanson got a big win it is no doubt disappointing that he broke his hand. He already missed a year due to his knee and will likely be out for a couple of months healing his hand and could be longer if he needs surgery.
With the win, Swanson improved his record to 27-11 and is now on his first winning streak since his four-fight stretch from 2016-2017.
When and who Cub Swanson will fight in his return to the Octagon is uncertain at this point. But, at 37-years-old it is unlikely he will make another run to a title but could be in a bunch of fun fights at featherweight or lightweight.
In the lead-up to this fight, he mentioned the likes of Anthony Pettis, Jose Aldo, and Urijah Faber as fun legend fights for him to end his career with.
Regardless, Swanson once again has some momentum following his massive KO win.