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Contributor: Ben Kohn
Cub Swanson talked about his loss to Frankie Edgar in a way that many fighters can learn from in dealing with a loss. Swanson thanked Edgar for the lesson, promised to get better, and said Edgar exposed him. Candid talk from a fighter is rare and the last time I can think of a fighter admitting...
Frankie Edgar has called for a featherweight title shot after his destruction of Cub Swanson on Saturday night, and it makes sense – he’s already paid like a champ. Edgar was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay […]
The UFC Fight Night 57 Main Event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson has major implications for the UFC Featherweight.
Unofficially at least, the winner of the fight would have been widely regarded as the number one contender. That ended up being Edgar, who dominated Swanson throughout the entire fight before he finished him with a submission and ended Swanson’s six-fight...
“I think the court is complete here. I’m the king, Chad is the prince and now we have a joker.” This is what UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo told us after defeating Chad Mendes last month in Rio. It’s a great quote. He did forget to take “The Answer” into account though.
Frankie Edgar’s performance last night against Cub Swanson may have been the best his career...
Below you’ll find a handful of post-fight interviews from last night’s UFC Fight Night 57 including victorious main event star Frankie Edgar who called for a title shot after submitting Cub Swanson.
Given how many unpredictable variables exist in the world of MMA (fighter injuries, promoters deciding which matchups can sell best, etc.) it is impossible to know if Frankie did enough Saturday night in Austin, TX against Cub Swanson to receive another shot at UFC featherweight gold. The one thing the New Jersey native did manage to establish quite clearly, however, is that he is...
After a dominant five round performance tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, Frankie Edgar went all out for a finish against Cub Swanson and found it by submission with just 4 seconds remaining!
The main event of the evening is underway. Edgar with a leg kick to start. Another kick from Edgar. Edgar thinking about a clinch as Swanson fires off a few punches...
Before the former UFC Lightweight champion throws down with No. 2 ranked Cub Swanson this evening in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, take a gander at what Edgar does on his off time from the gym and fighting during his preparation for tonight’s bout.
If you missed Cub Swanson’s “Gym Escape”, you can catch that right here.
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UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this coming Saturday night from Texas and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below.
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
This is certainly one of the most interesting featherweight match-ups we’ve seen in a while. Swanson is the more unpredictable, dangerous striker here who’s always on the hunt for the finish, while...
Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar meet in a five round fight to most likely determine the next title shot against Jose Aldo. This is a matchup between two of the best and most exciting fighters in the UFC. They are part of why the featherweight class is one of the most electrifying in the sport today.
One of the most stacked and exciting divisions in the UFC right now is the featherweight...