28 Sep 2009 16:23:37 PM
Exclusive: Mike Swick Talks Dan Hardy, Paul Daley, and Says AKA Fighters Aren’t Done Calling Out Matt Hughes
(King of the world.)
While a concussion sustained in training cost him a chance to fight Martin Kampmann to determine the UFC’s top welterweight contender, Mike Swick didn’t have to wait long for another fight offer to come his way. The AKA product has agreed to face Dan Hardy at UFC 105 in Manchester, England on November 14, and the winner will likely get the next shot at Georges St. Pierre’s title. We called up Swick to discuss the news, and to ask him some other pressing questions, like, what’s up with AKA fighters and their fixation on calling out Matt Hughes? As usual, Swick did not disappoint.
So you and Dan Hardy at UFC 105. Is this official, bout agreements signed and everything?
Yeah, I signed it right when it came in.
What did you think when they offered you Hardy?
I was excited just to get the opportunity. I actually agreed before I knew who it was. The UFC just called me and asked if I’d like to fight on November 14 and I said yes. Then later my manager called as well and said that there was an injury and they needed a replacement, and I told him to tell the UFC that whoever it was they had in mind, I’d fight him. So the UFC came back and said it’s Dan Hardy, or if for some reason Dan Hardy can’t make the fight it could be someone else, and I said yeah, let’s do it. I’m just excited to get back in there. I didn’t want to have to wait until January.Read More DIGG THIS