The former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) standout racked up his latest victory last weekend at UFC 162, knocking out Dennis Siver in the third round in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what was a "Fight of the Night" bonus winning performance.
It's those kinds of performances that have not only made Cub a force to be reckoned with in the 145-pound weight class, but also a fan favorite. And as long as he has his health, Swanson vows to never be in a boring fight for the remainder of his combat career.
Furthermore, Swanson says if he doesn't get a title shot next, he at least wants a guaranteed No. 1 contender's bout as he explained to Bleacher Report:
"I either want a title shot or a guaranteed No. 1 contender fight. I feel like I deserve it. I feel like the fans are backing up on this and it will come. From here on out, as long as I'm doing this sport, I'm going to come in incredible shape, try to take people's heads off, put on a show for the crowd and never be in a boring fight."
While Cub and the word "boring" have never gone hand in hand, his future opponents might be pleased to hear they'll always be in contention for some extra bonus money when they see Swanson's name on the fight contract.
How about it Maniacs, who should Cub face next? Does he deserve to get the winner of the 145-pound title fight between division kingpin Jose Aldo and Chan Sung Jung which goes down at UFC 163? Or is he still one win away for vying for the gold?
If so, then who should be his dance partner in a title eliminator fight?