During an interview with MMA Junkie, Cub Swanson discussed how he was able to make his rise in MMA without having an amateur career, and how the WEC actually prepped him for the UFC.
“I never had an amateur career, that wasn’t really a thing when I was around in (the) California circuit,” Swanson told MMA Junkie. “So, (WEC) turned me pro right away. I don’t think I was as polished, and so my regional circuit fights were like my amateur career, and the WEC was like the beginning of my pro career. Then when we came over to the UFC, I felt like I had a running start to shine. I was already used to the interviews and the process of everything and it was just a bigger stage. So, I’m pretty happy how that turned out.”
Swanson is currently recovering from a knee surgery and is looking to make a come back by the end of 2020.