(What a difference five months makes. Now, Swick and Hardy are mortal enemies, Edith has been replaced by a blonde, and Jon Fitch is currently living in Seattle as "Joan Fitch." Photo courtesy of MikeSwick.com.)
In our exclusive interview with Mike Swick yesterday, Quick referred to Dan Hardy as a "good guy" and a "very genuine person," but still vowed to beat him up on November 14th. Luckily, Hardy feels the same way. Here’s his assessment of his next opponent from UFC.com’s official announcement of the match:
Now, there’s MMA math, and there’s MMA quantum physics; this would be an example of the latter. Personally, I would have gone with "Swick lost a unanimous decision to Yushin Okami, while I beat Akihiro Gono by split decision, and when you think about it, Okami and Gono are pretty much the same guy." And by the way, how bad does it suck to be Marcus Davis right now? It can’t feel good to know that people are trying to predict the outcome of a fight based on who gave you a worse beating.
With Michael Bisping‘s run at the middleweight title derailed by Dan Henderson, the Hardy vs. Swick match at UFC 105 presents another opportunity for a U.K. star to be launched. But will Hardy be as outmatched against Swick as Bisping was against Hendo?