Cub Swanson, the SoCal kid, a big name in the sport of MMA… Recently has seen a slight decline in popularity, high-profile fights and money. He thinks that, just maybe, the UFC is to blame. Here’s what he had to say on the most recent MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
“I am going to get paid the most if I fight for a title or hold a title. That’s when the big opportunities come, but I haven’t had that opportunity,” Holloway said. “I wanted to fight out my contract to see what other companies were going to offer me and be able to show UFC like, ‘Look, I’m worth it, step it up.’ I want to fight in UFC, I love it. But, I also want to be taken care and show what I’m worth and I want to to be appreciated, I like that. I’m old school.”
“I’m looking back at all the people that have gotten title fights — Chad Mendes got multiple, Frankie Edgar has gotten multiple, Aldo multiple, Korean Zombie got one out of nowhere, Ricardo Lamas got one. All the people at the top have all gotten them. Max took forever to get one and I was very vocal about him deserving a title fight. I just don’t see why in 10 years with the company I couldn’t have gotten one. I feel like maybe they don’t think that highly of me.”