These days it seems the only break Mike Swick can catch is the kind involving bones. While the 32-year old Ultimate Fighter alumnus hasn’t actually fractured anything to speak of, a series of health-related issues have plagued him over the past few years leading to a single showing since 2009 and eighteen month hiatus from the Octagon.
The involuntary vacation from his vocation will now get a little longer – actually, a lot – with news surfacing that Swick has withdrawn from his scheduled scrap with Erick Silva at UFC 134. The unfortunate circumstance was revealed late Thursday night by the UFC where it was also mentioned the search for a replacement opponent had already begun.
Following up on the report, Swick shed some light on specifics through his Twitter account where he wrote, “I tore my knee today wrestling. Will get MRI results in AM but doctor thinks torn MCL, ACL and possibly meniscus.”
No information was mentioned in regards to recovery time but based on the type of injuries Swick mentioned it appears highly unlikely he will be back in 2011.
However, his most recent setback hasn’t shaken his confidence or determination to make his way back to the ring. “Gonna stay positive, heal up and get back quick,” Swick added after mentioning his disappointment in today’s news.
Swick won his first four fights after dropping to 170 pounds in 2008 but has fallen in two straight since. He holds an overall record of 14-4 with success against Ben Saunders, Marcus Davis, Joe Riggs, and David Loiseau.
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