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Free MMA Agent Cub Swanson doesn’t want fancy cars - just financial stability - as decision to re-sign with UFC looms

UFC Fight Night: Swanson v Ortega Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Going into the final fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract, Cub Swanson opted to bet on himself and ride it out, hoping that a victory over Brian Ortega would get him more leverage at the negotiating table.

Unfortunately, “Killer Cub” came up short against “T City,” losing via guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night 123 last month (recap here). Still, UFC president Dana White was adamant he wanted to secure Swanson’s services, as the two parties agreed they wanted to get a deal done.

That said, Swanson is still fielding offers to see what rolls in before he commits to one promotion. And while he admits UFC’s longevity in the game is a plus, as well as his history with the promotion, the fact that other promotions offer guaranteed purses is alluring.

“I can’t make a decision until I know what the other offers are,” he said during a recent interview with Desert Sun. “Not many big players stay around all that long,” Swanson said in regard to other fight organizations.

That said, Swanson -- who has met with another promotion — says he wants to lock something down quick so that he can get back into the swing of things. And when it comes down to the financial details, he isn’t trying to come up like a fat rat just to be able to buy the latest Rolls-Royce.

“The negotiations, it’s not about having fancy cars or anything,” Swanson said. “It’s about having financial stability for my family’s future. That’s it,” he concluded.

Swanson has been with UFC since 2011 and has racked up an impressive 10-4 mark during that span, though the shot at a title has always seemed to elude him.

Time to live up to this statement, Dana?

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