Poirier in against Cub Swanson at UFC on FUEL 7

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

The UFC on Fuel 7 co-main event draw was shuffled on Thursday after Dennis Siver withdrew from the card for undisclosed reasons. Dustin Poirier has accepted the call to replace him and face Cub Swanson in the featherweight fight, the UFC confirmed.

The highly regarded Poirier, just 23 years old, recently rebounded from his first UFC loss by defeating Jonathan Brookins by first-round submission with a D'arce choke. Poirier had been competing for the first time since losing a pivotal fight to Chan Sung Jung, and the victory made him 5-1 in the UFC.

He won't wait long to attempt to continue his momentum, as UFC on FUEL 7 takes place on Feb. 16, just three months after the Brookins' win. That leaves him just one month to prepare for Swanson.

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Got MMAlk site profile image  

2/17/13 8:16 PM by Got MMAlk

Was a good fight. Cub has been looking really good after returning from his injury. I would have picked Cub either way (half-a-camp Porier or not), but I have always found him extremely talented so maybe I am biased.

GriffinQ site profile image  

2/17/13 8:10 PM by GriffinQ

So a camp for a grappler... And then a month off, where(based on how Dustin admittedly spends his time after fights) he was probably eating junk food constantly and probably not training very much.And then a short notice camp for a month against a guy with a completely different style than his previous opponent but who had already been halfway into his camp.Cub looked great and it was the best fight on the card. And Dustin chose to take the fight and Im sure he thought he could train hard enough and win. But lets not act like Cub wasn't coming in with an advantage. I'm sure they'll meet again sometime considering they'll both hang around the top 10 for awhile

Hikikomori site profile image  

2/17/13 2:08 PM by Hikikomori

Lmfao @ half a camp! Dustin just fought. He just isn't good enough to beat the top guys at 145.I'm sure he'll continue to get better ala Nate Diaz. He should definitely go learn how to box. I think that will help him big time. He can either go the Grispi route or Diaz one.

GriffinQ site profile image  

2/17/13 1:59 PM by GriffinQ

He also had an opponent fighting w/ half the training camp that he did...I'm biased as a Diamond nuthugger, but I think the two of them with full training camps, Dustin takes it

MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

2/17/13 1:55 PM by MartialArtsMixed

Swanson came through big time.

pennviachoke site profile image  

2/16/13 11:40 AM by pennviachoke

TTT

MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

2/6/13 8:57 PM by MartialArtsMixed

Yeah Swanson is going to have a tough time

Card site profile image  

2/6/13 3:41 PM by Card

Tough switch for Swanson... a short stand-up fighter to a southpaw ground fighter.

RedDragons site profile image  

1/18/13 3:10 PM by RedDragons

Much better fight. Looking forward to it. Poirier is fun as hell to watch.

UGSlapshot site profile image  

1/18/13 2:55 PM by UGSlapshot

You mean frainkie. :) Being a last second replacement against a quality fighter, not something I would be happy about.