Cub Swanson does not think that the hype behind Conor McGregor is real and does not see him as a potential champion.
“He said, ‘Do you want to see what a number-one contender looks like?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll just look in the mirror.’ And he just laughed. That’s how the conversation really went,” Swanson told The Telegraph. “I told him to focus on his fight because he’s got a tough fight coming up. He said, ‘No, I don’t. I have an easy fight.’ Again, I just laughed and said, ‘Look, man, if you live up to your fight, maybe we’ll fight some day, but focus on your fight. You don’t need to talk crap to me.’ I was trying to give him advice, but he’s not big on taking it.”
Swanson is currently on a five fight winning streak. He beat Ross Pearson via knockout at UFC on FX 4 – Maynard vs. Guida on Jun / 22 / 2012, then Charles Oliveira via unanimous decision at UFC 152 – Jones vs. Belfort on Sep / 22 / 2012, then Dustin Poirier via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 7 – Barao vs. McDonald on Feb / 16 / 2013 and finally Dennis Siver via knockout at UFC 162 – Silva vs. Weidman on Jul / 06 / 2013.
“I’m a trendsetter,” he added. “He wants to be me. I could learn stuff from him in terms of hyping myself but that’s not my personality. I’ve been fortunate enough to do it my way. I don’t hype myself into something I’m not. I let my fighting do the talking.”
Conor McGregor tries to continue his ten fight winning streak and get that very elusive 11 fight win streak against Cole Miller. In his last four fights this is how his history goes. He beat Dave Hill via rear naked choke back in June of 2012 to win the vacant Cage Warriors FC Featherweight Championship.
McGregor meets Diego Brandao on Saturday afternoon at UFC Fight Night 46.