The future of “Quick” Mike Swick (14-4) has been under speculation by fans and members of the media for the better part of the past year. When the UFC welterweight and TUF Season One stand-out stepped into the cage against “The Outlaw” Dan Hardy (23-8), he looked gaunt, sickly, and pale – and fought in a similar fashion. The fight ended in a unanimous decision for the British welterweight kickboxer, but the focus wasn’t on how well “The Outlaw” did in victory, but how sluggish and lackluster Swick looked in defeat. Less than three months later, Swick was unceremoniously choked unconscious roughly two minutes into the second round by Paulo Thiago (9-3). This time, Swick looked like he was asleep on his feet or heavily sedated prior to the bout. Mike disappeared from the MMA scene following the loss and little has been heard from him since, leading many to speculate about his future as a fighter. Then, during the summer, Swick dropped a bombshell.