Surgery Sidelines Swick Until Winter or Later


Mike Swick. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC welterweight contender Mike “Quick” Swick will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing minor surgery to remove lingering bone spurs in his elbow last week.

Swick reported the results of the operation to our friends at MMA Junkie. Swick also admitted that the surgery was planned prior to his unanimous decision win over Marcus Davis last month and that while nothing is set in stone, he hopes to return to action before the end of the year.

“I’ve been needing to get it taken care of for a while,” Swick said in the article. “We knew we had to schedule it right after the Davis fight to get it done. I got a bunch of little bone fragments taken out of my elbow. I think the elbow is going to recover pretty well and I should be back in November. I would say November, maybe December.”

Prior to his win over Davis, Swick won a lackluster majority decision over fellow “Ultimate Fighter” alum Josh Burkman in January. Swick noted that his lack of explosiveness was due in large part to the fight being his first at 170 lbs. He also refuted rumors that he may possibly be fighting newcomer Dan Hardy overseas in October in the article. According to Swick, he would not be able to be back in action so soon.

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