Swick-Mitchell Off ‘Fight for the Troops 2’

By Mike Whitman Dec 30, 2010
A welterweight bout between David Mitchell and Mike Swick (Pictured) has been removed from UFC “Fight for the Troops 2” on Jan. 22 in Killeen, Texas.

The bout was canceled after Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury, forcing him to withdraw from the contest. After Swick was informed of the situation, he elected to also pull out of the event rather than fight a replacement. “The Ultimate Fighter” alum on Thursday explained the decision on his Facebook page.

“Not fighting on Jan. 22. I got the call yesterday that David Mitchell backed out due to an injury and considering my current situation, we opted to put off the fight all together,” Swick wrote. “I have been dealing with with my esophageal condition this whole camp, and it [has] taken a toll on my body. I will need more time to seek better treatment to ensure I can compete at this level.”

According to Swick, he has been plagued by esophageal spasms with acid reflux for the last several years, a condition which was misdiagnosed as stomach dyspepsia. In order to combat the symptoms of the disorder, the American Kickboxing Academy product was forced to severely limit his diet, which caused him to lose weight and contributed to his decision to drop to 170 pounds.

“Fight for the Troops” will take place at Fort Hood and will serve as the UFC’s second such fundraiser, benefitting wounded military personnel and their families. The show will be headlined by a lightweight duel between Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts product Melvin Guillard and world-ranked up-and-comer Evan Dunham.
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