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Foot injury to prevent Mike Swick from taking rumored matchups

In recent weeks reports have circulated linking UFC welterweight competitor Mike Swick to potential fights vs. Anthony Johnson or Georges St. Pierre. While those fights still could happen at a later date, has learned that an aggravation of a foot injury will prevent the season one veteran of The Ultimate Fighter from accepting a bout for at least the next three and a half months.

Multiple sources have informed Five Ounces of Pain that Swick has been suffering from both a sprain and a chip fracture in his foot that limited him to only being able to box during his first round TKO over Jonathan Goulet at “UFC Fight for the Troops” last month.

During a recent trip to Thailand, Swick re-injured himself and will now be restricted to modified training which will prevent him from training kicks of training on the ground. The hope is that the injury will heal on its own and that he will be able to partake in a full training camp in three and a half months.

  • Chuck says:

    Wasn’t Swick rumored to fight Thiago Alves? I hadn’t heard of him being matched against Anthony Johnson much less GSP.

  • portland mma says:

    I think Anthony Johnson and Swick would be a sweet matchup when he gets better, but there is no reason for him to fight Alves or GSP. Thats like saying Justin McCully deserves a title shot.

  • eazye says:

    Chuck, there was a rumor of Swick/Johnson at the April UFN.

  • Bullylover says:

    Hope swick heals soon. Swick should face Davis in a rematch or Karo or even Lytle even though he lost his last fight. Those would be barnburners. Swick vs Johnson would also be great even though Swick will need to watch out for Johnson’s power in his hands & his feet. IF swick goes on a tear & if Alves loses in his title shot theres no reason why that fight shouldn’t happen.

  • CMT says:

    Although I like Swick, he is not ready for GSP yet. He still needs to win a few more.

  • keenan says:

    ya swick is a top contender i think a fight with karo makesmore sense than a fight with rumble. ruble is a lot lower on the totum opole right now imo. i heard the rumours about the fight with alves but that shouldnt be happening after this news… when gsp beats penn he’ll fight alves, who i beleive is very very dangerous


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