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7/28/12 10:31 AM
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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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7/28/12 10:34 AM
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Always been a fan... Super exciting fighter and a great personality, plus Actively supporting our troops!! Swick's a gd dude and I'd be stoked to see him win the belt! Phone Post
7/28/12 10:35 AM
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7/28/12 10:52 AM
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Good for him.


7/28/12 11:19 AM
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What health issues did swick have? Phone Post
7/28/12 11:50 AM
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I am ready to watch.
Good luck Mike! Phone Post
7/28/12 12:45 PM
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So ready for this fight! Who knows if its on fx or fuel prelims? Phone Post
7/28/12 12:52 PM
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Pulling for Swick to get out of his losing streak and return with the W. Phone Post
7/28/12 12:53 PM
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I love watching swick fight, hope he can rack up some wins and get in the title mix. Phone Post
7/28/12 1:07 PM
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Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens
7/28/12 1:07 PM
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7/28/12 1:09 PM
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RealTerry - Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens
Has beens??? Swick is definitely not in the mix with just a win over DJ but if he strings a few together... Realistically will it happen... Who knows... But I'll be rooting for him along the way! Phone Post
7/28/12 1:09 PM
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RealTerry - Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens


Okay, you've an avid fan and expert on the sport with no less than 5 PPVs watched to date. You're obviously dedicated and we appreciate your input.

Now slit your wrists and dip your face in a bowl of batter acid.
7/28/12 1:13 PM
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RealTerry - Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens


Okay, you've an avid fan and expert on the sport with no less than 5 PPVs watched to date. You're obviously dedicated and we appreciate your input.

Now slit your wrists and dip your face in a bowl of batter acid.
Mmmmmm batter acid Phone Post
7/28/12 1:14 PM
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RealTerry - Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens


Okay, you've an avid fan and expert on the sport with no less than 5 PPVs watched to date. You're obviously dedicated and we appreciate your input.

Now slit your wrists and dip your face in a bowl of batter acid.



No more then 5 PPVs watched? LOL Ive been watching the sport for the 10 years, since I was 12.

Davis/Prado is just a way more compelling fight. Young stud wrestler against undefeated 6'4 Muay Thai guy who has trained with the Nogs.

Last we saw of Swick he was demolished by Paulo Thiago and has had along layoff. I hope for Swick he can put some wins together, but at this point coming off such a long layoff he is a has been. Damarques Johnson seems to always be getting finished.
7/28/12 1:15 PM
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RealTerry - Sorry but hes nowhere close to being a contender and a win over Damarques Johnson does nothing to get him there.

Its a joke that this fight is on Fox over Davis/Prado, 2 fighters with actual bright futures. Not has beens
Has beens??? Swick is definitely not in the mix with just a win over DJ but if he strings a few together... Realistically will it happen... Who knows... But I'll be rooting for him along the way! <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Hes 33 and hasnt won a fight in 3 years? What else would you call it?

You can be a fan of a guy and still be honest where their career is
7/28/12 1:28 PM
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Good luck to Mike, not sure what's kept him out but hope he returns with a W! Phone Post
7/28/12 1:43 PM
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always been a fan, but no way he makes a legit run at the title.
7/28/12 3:36 PM
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A fan here. Hope Swick returns to a killer form and gets shit done.
7/28/12 3:42 PM
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Can't wait to see him at a weigh in. That dude always looks crazy! Phone Post
7/28/12 3:48 PM
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 He looked better at 185 imo.
7/28/12 4:32 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments guys! This headline is a bit outta context. I was asked about if being a Champ is a goal and absolutely of course it is. I am no quitter and will fight my heart out toward that goal until I can't anymore. That being said, it was one simple question in a long interview and considering I have not even fought in 2.5 years, it was a bad headline. It made me want to click this link and come in here and bash myself! haha Anyway, its funny how these interviews come out sometimes. At this moment, I am not focused on anything more than this fight Saturday night.

Bottom line is that I have been dealing with some serious health issues for several years and have finally got them under control. I feel like a new fighter, a new person with a new chance to tackle my career like never before. This excites me. Now that the UFC has bumped our fight up to kickoff the Main Live Fox show, we have every opportunity to show the world what we are made of.

This fight will be fireworks guys. I think we both can promise that. ;)
7/28/12 4:39 PM
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Mike Swick - Thanks for the positive comments guys! This headline is a bit outta context. I was asked about if being a Champ is a goal and absolutely of course it is. I am no quitter and will fight my heart out toward that goal until I can't anymore. That being said, it was one simple question in a long interview and considering I have not even fought in 2.5 years, it was a bad headline. It made me want to click this link and come in here and bash myself! haha Anyway, its funny how these interviews come out sometimes. At this moment, I am not focused on anything more than this fight Saturday night.

Bottom line is that I have been dealing with some serious health issues for several years and have finally got them under control. I feel like a new fighter, a new person with a new chance to tackle my career like never before. This excites me. Now that the UFC has bumped our fight up to kickoff the Main Live Fox show, we have every opportunity to show the world what we are made of.

This fight will be fireworks guys. I think we both can promise that. ;)
Fuck yes it will be... Get him bud!!

Swickateen Rnd 2... Look for it, he will give it up...Lol

Gd luck! Phone Post
7/28/12 4:50 PM
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I always liked watching swick. Good to see him back and great to hear he is healthy. Phone Post
7/28/12 11:56 PM
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Mike Swick - This headline is a bit outta context. .....it was one simple question in a long interview and considering I have not even fought in 2.5 years, it was a bad headline.....its funny how these interviews come out sometimes


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.

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