UFC Veteran Mike Swick Issues Motivational Statement Amid Battle With Cancer

"Quick" is not letting cancer tap him out in the biggest fight of his life.

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  • Mike Swick shares an inspiring message on social media as he battles cancer
  • “Quick” said he can’t wait to have another bang this year

Original The Ultimate Fighter contestant and UFC veteran Mike Swick has opened up about his year-long battle with cancer. The AKA Thailand founder is staying strong and hopes he serves as a great source of motivation to others and his fellow cancer patients.

The fight is on

Swick recently shared some positive vibes on Twitter, revealing he has been battling cancer for one year now and he’s currently with Stage 4 Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Leukemia. Despite how serious his condition appears to be, “Quick” isn’t running short in positivity.

In a lengthy statement, Swick reflected on a spectacular year he had in 2022 and declared that he is about to pick up where he left off this year.

“For those of you conquerers out there who are having a bit of trouble finding some motivation,” Swick wrote. “At 43, 2022 was one of the most successful years of my life. It was also one of the happiest years of my life. I was never more hungry, motivated and ready to do better… And oh yea, I am literally in my hospital room right now continuing my now year-long battle with Stage 4 Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Leukemia.

“1 hour, 2 minutes and 57 seconds until my 8 hour chemo session will finally end for the day,” Swick continued. “But to be completely honest, the biggest stress I have had today is that it’s Sunday and I have been unbearably unbusy because most of my staff is off and I haven’t had as many emails and txts to answer, approvals to make, new designs to modify and any updates on my new projects.”

“I can’t wait for tomorrow, and even more to be back to Phuket!” Swick concluded. “I will beat this cancer. I will make 2023 the best year of my life. I will not stress about the negative things that have not or may not happen. I will try to keep learning each day to be a better person, to fix my problems, to help more people, and to find new ways to be different while creating more success for my family, staff and customers. Are you as hungry as me?”

Mike breaths and lives fighting

Swick has been one of the most recognizable names in MMA. After competing for over 10 years, “Quick” co-founded AKA Thailand in Phuket and embarked on a coaching career.

As a professional fighter, Swick quickly made a name for himself in the UFC, winning his first five fights under the promotion’s banner. Four of which were all first-round finishes, including his TUF Season 1 Finale victory over Alex Schoenauer.

Swick competed in the welterweight and middleweight division of the UFC and shared the octagon with some of the best fighters in both weight classes, most notably, Matt Brown, Chris Leben, Dan Hardy and Yushin Okami. He last fought in the UFC at UFC 189 in 2015 where he lost to Alex Garcia via unanimous decision.

Swick finished his MMA career with a 15-6 record and as one of the most reputable UFC veterans of all time.

Published on January 16, 2023 at 10:24 am
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