Swick, now healthy, wants UFC title run

by Brett Okamoto | source: espn.com

ESPN: What’d you think about returning against DeMarques Johnson?

Swick: I was happy because stylistically it’s a great fight for fans. We’re both aggressive fighters who like to go out and finish fights and push the pace. If we align in the center [of the Octagon], there’s going to be fireworks.

ESPN: How do you think the UFC is viewing you now? You were a title contender, lost two fights, then left for 2.5 years.

Swick: I don’t know. I’m in a unique situation. I don’t know anyone else who had 12 UFC fights then didn’t fight for 2.5 years. I don’t know what the deal’s going to be after this fight. I know the most important thing is to do my job. I feel like this is a new beginning. To actually be healthy and have the right mindset, not having to deal with all this other stuff. I’m hoping to go out and have the best fights of my life yet. I 100 percent believe that. I’m not just saying that.

ESPN: Is the goal still the belt? Always will be?

Swick: Of course. In high school we used to watch the UFC, and I would tell my friends I wanted to be a UFC fighter. They said I was a dreamer and it wouldn’t happen. I went out and did it, but the one thing I never did was win that belt. That’s the one goal I’ve had that I’ve never achieved, so it’s always going to be there. That’s the ultimate goal.

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FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

7/30/12 4:31 AM by FedorEmilioEstevez

Look at this sour motherfucker

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

7/30/12 4:20 AM by tres_equis_666

Don't mess with his fucking title aspirations on his fucking fight week, bro.

twodragunns site profile image  

7/30/12 4:02 AM by twodragunns

 Great to see your back and active Mike, best of luck this Saturday.

twodragunns site profile image  

7/30/12 4:02 AM by twodragunns

 Should be a good first fight for you Mike since the long layoff, a win would really put your career in a positive direction.  

gusto site profile image  

7/30/12 2:43 AM by gusto

Man, I can't say Ive ever been a huge fan (stylistically, nothing personal), but this comment has won me over

Joshua J King site profile image  

7/30/12 2:38 AM by Joshua J King

FYI swick,you're a sleeping giant. Untapped potential.

HighlandStyle site profile image  

7/30/12 1:07 AM by HighlandStyle

Here's a link to an ESPN article that talks about his health issues.http://espn.go.com/blog/mma/post/_/id/13123/healthy-swick-still-gunning-for-gold

Joshua J King site profile image  

7/29/12 12:06 AM by Joshua J King

Theres only one solution to this:interim title.

MagSlim site profile image  

7/28/12 11:56 PM by MagSlim

Can somebody ban this doosh for talking shit on the Mod's headline writing abilities!These Mods are pros at headline writing, they would never deceive their loyal fan base by writing a headline out of context just to generate a few clicks.These foobs have no respect. Jaysus.

jonflesh site profile image  

7/28/12 4:50 PM by jonflesh

I always liked watching swick. Good to see him back and great to hear he is healthy.