Jeremy Stephens Promised Title Shot If He Wins Against Swanson

UFC featherweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens has been promised a title shot by UFC Officials if he defeats Cub Swanson this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens. Prior to this announcement Dana White confirmed to sources that the winner of the bout will “probably” get a title shot.

Lil Heathen spoke about his upcoming bout with Swanson. Heres what he had to say:

“I’ve been told that (the winner gets a title shot), but nothing’s ever for sure, It’s all based on performance, but with this fight matchup, I don’t think performance is going to be much of a disappointment. I think this fight just screams ‘Performance’ and ‘Fight of the Night’ and probably ‘Fight of the Year’ all over it. I think both of our styles match up in that particular manner. We’re going to go in there, and we’re going to slug it out. It’s not just the weight cut, It’s all the hard work and dedication and persistence that I’ve been putting in. Even in my down time in the rough couple outings I had at 155, there was a lot of progress in the gym, and I just kind of carried that through and really believed in myself. I made the changes, made the cut and reset goals for myself at 145 pounds.”

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