When it comes to changing weight-classes the story usually involves an undersized fighter interested in slimming down to gain a competitive advantage. However, UFC welterweight Mike Swick is doing the opposite in hopes of the same result.
According to a recent Tweet from Swick, he will be abandoning his current divisional home and heading back to middleweight where he started his career.
“I wanna come back at a big and healthy 185. No more sickly 170 for me,” exclaimed Swick.
Swick was 5-1 in the Octagon at middleweight before making the move to 170 pounds. He started his run out with a 4-0 mark before dropping three of four contests including a December knockout to Matt Brown. He has not fought since, though clearly Swick is looking for action in the immediate future. The 33-year old holds an overall record of 15-5 including eleven wins by way of stoppage.