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Mike Swick vs. Dan Hardy To Determine #1 Contender For GSP

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On Sunday Mike Swick announced his next opponent won't be Matt Hughes or Georges St. Pierre. It's Dan Hardy. No specific date is set for the matchup but it could happen at UFC 105 in England on November 14. The winner will next face GSP for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

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Post #1   9/28/09 8:57:12AM   

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For those wondering about Dong-Hyun Kim, who was supposed to face Hardy at 105, he may be injured.

Post #2   9/28/09 8:58:01AM   

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Hmmm...I see Swick winning, unfortunately. I'll still root for Dan, though.

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Post #3   9/28/09 9:25:27AM   

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This kind of suggests that they had Swick in mind all along for the next title shot.

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This has the makings of a good fight but not so sure that Hardy deserves a #1 contender spot. If Marcus Davis had gotten the split decision would he be in this position? I doubt it. Granted him and Swick have already fought, it just seems a bit early for Hardy to get his chance.

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Hardy has a good shot at winning this... I at this point would pick him, You would say a SD/UD but he could crack Swick and put him out. Same goes the other way with Swick, He could win too.

Good Fight anyways.....

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Posted by Nightmare27

This has the makings of a good fight but not so sure that Hardy deserves a #1 contender spot. If Marcus Davis had gotten the split decision would he be in this position? I doubt it. Granted him and Swick have already fought, it just seems a bit early for Hardy to get his chance.



The fight is going to take place in Manchester, England. Of course they'd have a local in the main event.

He's 3-0 in the UFC. I really have no problem with it. Then again, I'm also a Hardy fan.

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I don't think either one of these guys should be fighting for a title. Whatever though. It was the best they could scrap together. WW is starting to get a little stale...

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Posted by bjj1605

I don't think either one of these guys should be fighting for a title. Whatever though. It was the best they could scrap together. WW is starting to get a little stale...



I can see the argument for Swick (9-1 in the UFC) being a lot stronger than the argument for Hardy. BUT...like I said in a previous post, the fight is in England so of course they're going to have a local fighter in the main event. IMO, Swick is the next best option outside of those who have already lost to GSP (or lost their last fight).

Who would you suggest?

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Semtex - Hardy

Post #10   9/28/09 11:01:01AM   

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kim is not injured he is getting the shaft
my guess is he may sill fight on card right now they have 4 fights for main card
kim could take on say paul daley for 5th fight

i like the match i think swick wants it more than hardy
and swick will probably eek out a decision

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Hardy getting a shot at the title would be a joke.

I thoroughly believe he would have lost to "Stun Gun," but I suppose if he beats Swick, that would bring a good amount of legitimacy to getting a shot at the title.

I would say Swick is definitely the next in line though, and the most deserving at this point. UFC should take a look at Dan Hornbuckle though, that kid could cause some problems in the division.

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I would suggest giving Mike Swick a top ten fighter. There are guys for him to fight that would show he's a contender for the belt. I wouldn't mind seeing Fitch or Kos fight him but they aren't willing to. IMO he should be fighting someone like Matt Hughes, Karo Parisyan, or Thiago Alves. Beating Ben Saunders and then Dan Hardy doesn't make you the #1 Contender. The UFC really needs to pursue Jake Shields and Nick Diaz. Welter Weight is getting stale and no one is really shining through right now.

New fighters would make the division more exciting, obviously. I'd hate to see an undersized GSP move up in weight just because the UFC can't produce challengers any more.

Ps. They can always say "if swick beats so and so he gets the shot, if so and so beats swick they still need a couple fights to get back to the titlte". That way you wouldn't have an untested fighter (like dan hardy) or a guy with question marks (like matt hughes or karo parisyan) fighting for a title. Not that matt will ever fight Georges again anyway.

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Don't think Hardy is deserving yet, but Swick will win and St. Pierre will rape either of them.

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

Don't think Hardy is deserving yet, but Swick will win and St. Pierre will rape either of them.




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