Mike Swick is officially cancer free!
Last year, the former UFC standout and WEC title challenger shared the upsetting news that he was up against the “toughest and most aggressive battle” of his life after being diagnosed with late-stage lymphoblastic lymphoma, An aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Taking to Instagram, Swick revealed that he has won the battle despite the stage-four diagnosis he received and showed off his incredible body transformation.
“43 and Cancer Free! As you can see by the photo, I didn’t wait around for the test results… Very positive I was gonna win this battle somehow. It can come back and I can always get it later in life but I will be much more prepared and ready and can at least always say no matter what, I kicked it’s ass!” Swick wrote. “As you can see from my timeline the last year, it didn’t slow me down. It was tough but keeping a positive mindset and not allowing it to change my life anymore than it had to was important and kept my stress down and life moving forward.
“Stage 4 of the most aggressive and deadly form of Lymphoma Leukemia. (It) was not an easy thing to hear so young and healthy but I been a fighter since I was a kid and accepted the challenge and knew this post would come one day. Literally from the day I took that first selfie, I couldn’t wait to post this,” Swick added.
Swick hopes that his story helps inspire those suffering from the deadly disease to keep fighting and offered his support.
“I hope it’s inspiring to anyone facing the same situation or similar and if you have any questions comment below or DM me,” Swick said. “Many have been fighting this with me and many will be successful and live full happy lives after! Anything I can do to help will just make me more happy! Thanks for all the support! It’s been amazing! Love you all!”
Mike Swick debuted for the UFC on the promotion’s inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter. Swick lost his opening-round fight with eventual tournament runner-up Stephan Bonnar. Despite the loss, Swick was still signed and established a respectable record of 10-5 inside the Octagon. His last appearance was a 2015 unanimous decision loss against Alex Garcia.