Cub Swanson doesn’t know what is next for him.
Swanson made his bantamweight debut at UFC Vegas 62 against Jonathan Martinez. It was an interesting move but at weigh-ins, Swanson looked good on the scales and fought a good fight until Martinez started to kick his legs and ended up getting a TKO leg kick win.
MARTINEZ WITH A LEG KICK TKO 😱 #UFCVegas62 pic.twitter.com/eOE3COchRR
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 16, 2022
Following the loss, Swanson took to Instagram to release a statement and congratulated Martinez while also saying he isn’t sure what is next for him.
“Congrats to @martinez3jonathan on the Big ‘W’ on Saturday,” Swanson wrote on Instagram. “No excuses I felt great at 135 but Martinez came to scrap 🙂 I plan on spending some time with my family and take my time before deciding my next move I appreciate everyone who supports me on this crazy journey.”
Swanson then sent out another post talking about the weight cut which he says went smoothly.
Cub Swanson’s message
“I had a Great cut to 135 lbs. it was smoother than most of my cuts to 145. I want to thank the UFC P.I. for helping along the way. My whole team that helped make my cut smooth. And last but most importantly my wife @kendaperez for being a Super Mom for 4 months while I was focused,” Swanson added.
With Cub Swanson having a smooth weight cut to bantamweight there is a chance he decides to stay at 135lbs. However, with the loss, he likely would need to string together multiple wins in a row to get another shot at a contender. The veteran entered this fight coming off a TKO win over Darren Elkins but the 38-year-old is now 28-13. In his career, Swanson holds notable wins over Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira, Artem Lobov, Jeremy Stephens, Dennis Siver, and Doo Ho Choi among others.
What do you believe should be next for the potential future Hall Of Famer Cub Swanson?