Rarely-used Cub Swanson waiting in wing

UFC152 light heavyweight fight between Cub Swanson and Charles Olivieira at the Air Canada Centre...

UFC152 light heavyweight fight between Cub Swanson and Charles Olivieira at the Air Canada Centre on September 22, 2012. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:54 PM ET

It’s hard to know what to make of Cub Swanson.

The UFC featherweight division’s No. 4-ranked fighter has been steamrolling whatever competition the organization has thrown at him since he lost his debut at UFC on Fox 1 way back in November 2011.

The problem is that Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver and Charles Oliveira are solid fighters, but they’re not quite on the level of guys like Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes or champion Jose Aldo.

That’s meant the Palm Springs, Cali., native hasn’t quite attracted the level of attention a guy on a five-fight winning streak normally would.

Of course, the fact he hasn’t fought in almost a year probably has something to do with that.

“(The UFC) kept telling me, ‘I’m sorry, maybe next month’,” Swanson told FOX Sports this week. “I got to the point where I didn’t care. Just give me a damn name. Let me prepare for it. Let’s get going.”


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