Cub Swanson is proud of his accomplishments but isn’t sure if his career earns him a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Swanson (28-12 MMA, 13-8 UFC) has been a perennial featherweight contender throughout his WEC and UFC careers, scoring notable victories over former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and the former interim champion Dustin Poirier.
Swanson, a 21-fight octagon veteran, was just inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for one of the greatest fights, honored for outlasting Doo Ho Choi in a barnburner in 2016. But his individual accolades do they deserve a place in the Hall of Fame as a fighter? Swanson is unsure for a reason.
“I’m really proud of that, and the whole belt thing is something that – it’s like when people say, ‘Oh, you’re going back to the Hall of Fame for your career,’ and I’m still like , ‘I don’t know,” Swanson told MMA Junkie Radio. “I really can’t call it that. date or double champions.
“And like I said, I never fought for a title, but I didn’t really feel like it was my fault. I felt like there was other reasons for that.I was there for a long time and my goal was always to make exciting fights, and I really hope there will be some kind of WEC wing in the Hall of Fame at some point. That would be cool.”
Swanson showed he’s still in top form after knocking out Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 199. The 38-year-old may or may not end up in the Hall of Fame, but one thing’s for sure: he won’t. never failed to entertain, and his 10 Fight of the Night bonuses as a WEC and UFC fighter prove it.
Before calling it a career, Swanson has fights with Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo on his wish list.
“I think the Urijah fight would be good for the fans, so I think they would appreciate that,” Swanson said. “Maybe a Jose Aldo fight, but I just want to have a few more exciting fights until my body feels good, done. Then, honestly, my wish list is to be a jiu-jitsu and soccer dad and take my kids and give them more of my time. I give them a lot of my time now, but I know I could give them even more. A few more exciting fights and then giving my kids a lot of attention. This is my wish list.