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Unfiltered Episode 153: Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega

 

Both UFC Fight Night Fresno main event fighters, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega, join the show today. First, Brian calls in to talk about Cub Swanson as an opponent, earning his stripes in the UFC Featherweight division, and having a near-death experience while surfing in February. Then, "Killer" Cub calls in and talks about Brian Ortega as an opponent, Aldo vs. Holloway, whether he's in a "gatekeeper" role or not, what he wants in his next UFC contract, and more. Plus, the guys discuss DC vs. Volkan Oezdemir, early betting lines for a hypothetical Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou fight, and Jim, Matt, and Chris The Producer make their picks for this coming weekend's fights.

Full Episode

Brian on the correlation between BJJ and surfing

Brian on earning his keep in the UFC

Brian on gaining confidence during a fight, not before it

Cub on how he feels physically after recent five round fights

Cub on feeling confident to throw against Brian Ortega, despite his BJJ pedigree

Cub did more grappling and wrestling in this camp than he has in ten years

Cub on Holloway vs. Aldo