Swick Not Fighting at UFC 90, December Likely


Mike Swick. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Despite UFC President Dana White stating that Mike Swick would be returning to action at UFC 90 on October 25th, Swick has stated that he will not be fully recovered from elbow surgery undergone last month.

White made the announcement at a pre-fight press conference for UFC 90 at the Woodfield Mall in Chicago on Monday. However Swick, who currently trains out of San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy, hopes that he will be able to fight again at some point later in the year.

“I am healing from surgery and will not be 100% for a few more weeks,” Swick said in a recent posts on The Underground. “I’m fighting in December at latest, maybe November if I heal fast enough. I’m not even sure why Dana announced it. I just talked to Joe Silva [UFC matchmaker] a week ago and it was assumed that it was December. Probably just a mix-up.”

After winning five out of six fights at middleweight, Swick made the conscious decision to drop down to the welterweight division at the end of last year. His choice has paid off thus far as Swick has earned consecutive decisions over Josh Burkman and Marcus Davis thus far in ‘08. However, Swick’s last two performances have swayed away from his usual fast and exciting style that made him a fan-favorite.

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