Cub Swanson described last night’s UFC on FOX battle with Max Holloway “just another day at the office.”

Of course, most of us wouldn’t describe his fight in Newark, New Jersey, where he absorbed a talented young fighter’s punches and kicks for two and a half rounds before getting all but choked unconscious, quite that way.

That’s why he’s the one taking and giving the punches, though.

Swanson, 31, was a minor betting favorite to defeat the 23 year old Holloway, but was one of several fighters last night who lost to MMA’s newer and younger talent. The main event saw Luke Rockhold defeat former UFC light heavyweight titlist Lyoto Machida.

Swanson, of Palm Springs, California, was on a six fight winning streak last year as he prepared to face Frankie Edgar in his first UFC main event. But, that night at UFC Fight Night in Texas, he was dominated and ultimately finished by the former lightweight champion. Now, for the first time in his professional MMA career, which dates back to July 2004, Swanson has lost two consecutive bouts.

But ups and downs are part of any job, and Swanson expressed no hard feelings after the bout.

He and Holloway, in fact, had a respectful exchange on Twitter afterwards: