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Mike Swick Announces He’s Retiring

UFC veteran Mike Swick has announced his retirement from the sport after his comeback at UFC 189 last weekend didn’t go according to plan, losing by unanimous decision to Alex Garcia. Swick had been returning to the Octagon after a two and a half year absence and had only fought three times in the past five years due to ongoing issues with his esophagus which had left him unable...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

'Ultimate Fighter' season one vet Mike Swick retires from MMA

Former 'Ultimate Fighter' season one cast member Mike Swick walked into his bout at UFC 189 with the mindset that he could be competing for the very last time. Following two separate stints where Swick dealt with esophageal spasms -- a condition that affected his ability to eat, sleep and virtually anything else he'd need to do to get ready for a fight -- the veteran welterweight...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Veteran Mike Swick Retires From MMA

On Thursday, UFC veteran Mike Swick (pictured) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. “July 11th 2015 at UFC 189 was officially my final fight,” Swick posted on his official Facebook page. “I was healthy and injury free for the first time in 8 years but still couldn’t put my game together. There comes a time when every fighter realizes he is older and not what...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Swick lets fans inside his remote camp as he prepares for one last UFC hurrah

UFC veteran, original TUF veteran and long-time contender Mike Swick will make his long-awaited return to competition this July at UFC 189. It will have been well over two years since he last fought when he squares up against Alex Garcia in Las Vegas. In fact, Swick's last two fights were comebacks themselves, after over a previous two-year absence. The 35 year-old has fought through...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Swick: I'm the healthiest I've ever been

After his loss to Paulo Thiago in 2010, Mike Swick took two and a half years off due to his esophageal spasm condition. He came back in 2012 with a knockout win over DaMarques Johnson and then a KO loss to Matt Brown. Turns out, Swick wasn't as healthy as he thought he was. In the two and a half years since his last bout, Swick has concentrated on coaching at the AKA Thailand gym...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Swick Returns, Meets Alex Garcia at UFC 189

For those who thought veteran Mike Swick (pictured) had fallen off the face of the earth following December 2012’s knockout loss to Mike Brown, well, the veteran pretty much did. Swick has been focusing on his new gym in Thailand and has disappeared from the MMA scene, leaving most to wonder if we’d seen the last of “Quick” Well, not so fast. On Tuesday, reported...
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold attempts snake charming and fails miserably

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is in Thailand currently spending time training at the American Kickboxing Academy affiliate there alongside UFC veteran Mike Swick. While Rockhold is not training, he is traveling with Swick to exotic locations, meeting exotic animals, and partaking in some wild activities. Thankfully Rockhold is sharing his travels on Twitter, and we get...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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