Mike Swick UFC on FOX 5 video blog

Mike Swick returns for his second fight this year following a second round knockout of DaMarques Johnson in August. Swick will take on fellow welterweight Matt Brown Saturday as part of the UFC’s main card airing LIVE on FOX.

Mike Swick interviews drug dealers in Africa *VIDEO*

UFC fighter Mike Swick is a world traveler, and he always has some very interesting videos from his travels. In this recent video Swick is in Africa where he learns about a local drug called Khat. He films the local drug dealer talking about Khat and finds out the going street price. They try to … Read more

UFC fighter tweet update – President’s Day special edition

Today, Feb. 15, 2010, is President’s Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday. The holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February each year. Why they call it Washington’s Birthday is a bit confusing since, ol’ Georgie was born on Feb. 22, and the third Monday in February NEVER falls on that day, but anyway… … Read more

UFC 105 conference call audio & quotes

ProMMA.info was on the line with the UFC 105 conference call today as Dan Hardy, Mike Swick, Michael Bisping, and Denis Kang fielded questions from the MMA media.

Each of the fighters are part of the UFC 105 main card, headlined by Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera, and which takes place in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Nov. 14, and will air via tape delay on Spike TV.

UFC 105 Conference Call:
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/ufc105.mp3[/podcast]

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Mike Swick out of UFC 103 due to concussion – Paul Daley steps in to take on Martin Kampmann

Paul Daley steps in to fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 103.
Paul Daley steps in to fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 103.

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from American Kickboxing Academy management that Mike Swick (14-2) suffered a concussion during training earlier this week and has been forced to pull out of his upcoming bout against Martin Kampmann (15-2) at UFC 103 in Dallas on Sept. 19.

Stepping in for Swick will be Elite XC and Cage Rage veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley (21-8-2) who will be making his UFC debut. Daley, a resident of Nottingham, England, is a dangerous striker who has finished 16 of his 21 wins by (T)KO. His last fight was a first round stoppage of Junior Barata at WFC 8 back in April.

Kampmann’s only loss in his last 12 bouts was to Nate Marquardt at UFC 88. He won a split decision in his last Octagon appearance over Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 18 in April.

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Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson 2 headlines UFC 103

The UFC announced today that a rematch between Rich “Ace” Franklin (25-4) and Dan Henderson (25-7) will be the main event for UFC 103 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on September 19th.

The first bout between the two was a light heavyweight fight in the main event at UFC 93 held this past January in Dublin, Ireland, that saw Henderson come away with a split decision victory. One judge scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Franklin, while the other two judges had it 29-28 in favor of Henderson.

Both fighters have fought once since their first meeting, with Franklin defeating Wanderlei Silva in a catch weight fight of 195 lbs. at UFC 99 by unanimous decision, and Henderson beating Michael Bisping with a second round knockout at UFC 100.

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Alves to fight Swick?

Thigao Alves may need one more fight before getting a crack at the Welterweight Title. A recent rumor pits the American Top Team Welterweight against Mike “Quick” Swick before facing the winner of St. Pierre vs Penn.

Mark Chalifoux of the Baltimoresun.com mentioned this probable scenario in his latest blog entry.

What makes this rumor of interest to most fans would be Dana White’s latest proclamation.  As recently as last week, the UFC President revealed that Alves’ next fight would be for the title.

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