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Dan Hardy and Mike Swick On the Same Page Re: Beating Each Other’s Asses

(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 Now, Swick and Hardy are mortal enemies, Edith has been replaced by a blonde, and Jon Fitch is currently living in Seattle as "Joan Fitch."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

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’s official announcement of the match:

“I like Mike, he’s a top bloke. We did a PR tour of Germany together earlier in the year and we got on very well. He’s a fun guy, good company and I really respect him for all the charity work he does with the Troops. It was funny, we kept joking that we were hanging out, playing X-Box, watching movies and stuff on this tour bus together in Germany for a week and yet would probably be fighting each other someday. That day is about five weeks away now, and I am sorry, Mike, but I’m still going to deliver one hell of a beating at UFC 105 — the kind of beating which will be very uncomfortable viewing for every other welterweight in the UFC. Mike’s been around for longer than I have in the UFC, but his best win is over Marcus Davis, like with me, but even though he got a unanimous decision I feel I beat Marcus worse than he did.”

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?

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ktronics- September 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Fight Metric also said Randy should have won his fight against Nogueira and there's no way that was the case.

This should be a good fight.
DefinitelyMaybe- September 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm
I equally despise both of these prats for different reasons.

My wish is for a brutal destruction of either/or.

I will cheer for no less than a bloody meat-bath, and congratulate the winner with a wonderful prize of having GSP embarassing you in front of your friends, family, and your "wouldn't-have-have-anything-to-do-with-me-if-I-wasn't-occasionally-on-television" girlfriend.
Pingu- September 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm
I am an unashamedly biased UK fan.

Hardy will still fucking lose this fight. The future is Semtex's Manhoefian style of 'I'ma keep swinging until you stop swinging back' fighting.
Chri534.- September 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm
There's also fightmetric, who believes that Davis should have won the fight against Hardy under the constraints of the ten-point must system, and I can't find a time that I've disagreed with their assessment of a fight...
Perma- September 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Swick will walk through Hardy and hopefully throw a extra Hendo to shut up ghey Brit.
Viva Hate- September 29, 2009 at 10:46 am
This is the problem, I have never seen her with actual clothes on, only a bikini, why the hell look at her face when you have those sweater cows bouncing in front of you. Now that I have, I really wish I hadn't, how disappointing, then again anytime you see a chick with ddd implants, usually it is to distract from the world of hurt that is their face.

Oh well, back to looking at her from the next down.
Koeikan- September 29, 2009 at 10:34 am
Rooting for Swick... I also want to see him TKO GSP.
Koeikan- September 29, 2009 at 10:31 am
@Viva: Edith always had a bangin' body, but had that horse face. Natasha is an upgrade IMO. ...That's not to say I wouldn't do things to Edith. I would.
Viva Hate- September 29, 2009 at 10:17 am
I have to point this out, as much as I enjoyed Edith, this picture makes her look like Rocky Dennis from Mask.
Jonny5- September 29, 2009 at 10:00 am
I got to go for Swick in this one!
Harry Russo- September 29, 2009 at 9:43 am
It's too bad about this fight. Was looking forward to seeing Stun Gun bitch toss Hardy onto his mohawk then pound his face in.
BigCountrysCholesterol- September 29, 2009 at 9:31 am
In my opinion, the only U.K star getting launched any time soon is Semtex Daley. Though that damn Lee Murray is just crafty enough that you can never really count him out, either...
MaxTheLimit- September 29, 2009 at 9:18 am
While I think the performance of Davis in his fight against Hardy was more of a poor performance by Davis over an exquisite performance by Hardy ( seriously, Davis let his emotions ruin his timing and patience...which are limited to begin with).

I am rooting for Swick, as I like him better as a fighter, but I think hardy just has more crisp pinpoint striking at this point.

Unfortunately, it still seems like the only reward for this fight is who gets to be beaten down by GSP. I want a legitimate challenge for the welterweight belt has been a while now.
LargeMidget- September 29, 2009 at 9:00 am
I got Hardy. There's just somethin about him. His damage dealt versus punches thrown ratio is highly efficient. Not that he throws few strikes, but he makes every one count.

I'm not really fond of the mohawk or the fangs, or even his monicker, "The Outlaw".
Jugger- September 29, 2009 at 7:53 am
Poor Bisping. To get to a title shot he had to fight Dan Henderson: an Olympic caliber wrestler/former Pride multi-belt holder. Dan Hardy has to fight Mike Swick: TUF graduate non-winner.

I think Dan has the tools to win this. I understand his logic in regards to Marcus Davis. Dan took it to Davis and pretty much sucked the life out of him, whereas Swick did just enough to eek out a win.

I will be picking Hardy in the office pool come UFC105.
bpd- September 29, 2009 at 7:51 am
Are we sure the one on the right isn't a recently beaten Marcus Davis?
Give It Up- September 29, 2009 at 7:50 am
Do UK guys trash talk this much in the UK or only in america because they think we like that sort of thing, kinda like your girlfriend talking awkwardly dirty because she saw the girls do it in the porn you had on your computer.
K.E.G.- September 29, 2009 at 7:47 am
I got Swick in this one by some sort of clever play on his name. Possibly a Swickesision, matbe a split Swickesision.

Okami is a much better fighter than Gono.
Smitty- September 29, 2009 at 7:38 am
Oh yeah, and fuck you KillDozer.
Smitty- September 29, 2009 at 7:37 am
This should be a good fight. I'm pullin for Swick.