Cub Swanson Felt the Trash Talk Gave Him Extra Motivation

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Trash talk in MMA is starting to become the norm, but Cub Swanson felt he never had to do it. That all changed in his preparation to face George Roop at UFC on Fox. Looks like it worked, as Swanson got his forst victory inside the octagon (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) by defeating Roop via TKO at 2:22 of RD 2.

Swanson talks about his victory George Roop at UFC on Fox 2, whether he was motivated by the trash talk and much more.

Swanson on if the trash talk on Twitter gave him that extra added motivation: "Definitely, I'm not one to get into trash talking battles unless somebody starts it. He definitely got me fired up. I mean last week, when i was supposed to be calming down one day.

"I was like you know what, I'd rather not get injured, I'm a little tired, I'm not gunna spar today. I sat down and I looked at my phone and I got a message from him saying he was gunna smash me. I put on my gear and went right to sparring. It was just like extra motivation."

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