Produced by Andreas Hale. Shot by Shake and Tnel Moniq.
In just a few moments, Cub Swanson will be squaring off with Dennis Siver at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. Before the bell rings, click play on this mini-documentary I helped shoot with Jay-Z’s Life+Times. In the latest installment of The Corner, we traveled out to Palm Springs to spend the weekend with Cub and his family to trace his story of perseverance — through family struggles of cancer, drug abuse, and adoption, as well as Cub’s own long history of injuries and surgeries — in becoming one of the most promising featherweights in UFC.