With his dreams of a title shot evaporated following a thorough beating at the hands of Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson is thankful for the lesson he was taught.
“Obviously it was super frustrating,” Swanson told FOX Sports after the fight. “[Edgar] did what he had to do and he exposed me. I was super confident. I thought I prepared and obviously underprepared. I want to thank him for a lesson and I’m going to be better.”
Swanson said that he would specifically be working on his takedown defense after Edgar threw him around like a rag door for the majority of the contest.
“He was able to expose it,” said Swanson. “I took this fight because I believed he was one of the best in the world at a lower weight class and I wanted to test myself. I’m getting up there in age and I wanted to see how bad I am. I know I took a beating but I was still hopeful all the way to the end.”
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