“Might be my favorite fighter”: The pros react to Jonathan Martinez’s brutal win over Cub Swanson


One of the main storylines fight fans circled heading into UFC Vegas 62 was longtime featherweight stalwart Cub Swanson’s debut at bantamweight against Jonathan Martinez.

With the most fight night bonuses in UFC featherweight history, including a first-round knockout over Darren Elkins in his most recent outing, the timing of the 38-year-old’s return to the 135-pound division had many scratching their heads. Fans began salivating at Friday’s impending match after he had gained weight.

Martinez did not intend to give Swanson an easy transition into the Division, and he hammered him with a barrage if kicks. With Swanson’s leg visibly compromised, he eventually crumpled to the ground as Martinez finished him with strikes early in Round 2.

Below is how the rest of their fellow fighters reacted to the fight inside the UFC APEX.