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Mike Swick Says AKA Fighters Aren't Done Calling Out Matt Hughes

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While a concussion sustained in training cost him a chance to fight Martin Kampmann to determine the UFC’s top welterweight contender, Mike Swick didn’t have to wait long for another fight offer to come his way. The AKA product has agreed to face Dan Hardy at UFC 105 in Manchester, England on November 14, and the winner will likely get the next shot at Georges St. Pierre’s title. We called up Swick to discuss the news, and to ask him some other pressing questions, like, what’s up with AKA fighters and their fixation on calling out Matt Hughes? As usual, Swick did not disappoint.

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Post #1   9/29/09 12:20:26PM   

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Thats a good read a tryed to prop you but av got to share the love.al try again later.

Post #2   9/29/09 1:32:54PM   

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I really don't understand why Hughes is so against fighting the AKA boys. If he wants to get back to a shot at the 170 title again, he'll have to fight somone like fitch, kos or swick eventually. I think out of all 3 of them, he'd have the best chance to beat swick. He doesn't really match up well against any of them though, and maybe that's why he's sidestepping them, cause he knows he'd likely lose. But as a fan, I'd like to see him against one of them. Kind of an old school vs new breed thing, which is always fun to watch.

Post #3   9/29/09 2:11:51PM   

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watch to see fitch call him out if he wins in nov

hughes needs to step up and face them

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Hughes wants to secure his place in the minds of all his fans as the guy who was and possibly could've again been the most dominate WW in UFC history. With Hughes's ego and facing retirement I don't think he would take those fights because he has a big chance in leaving the MMA game on a Loss.

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imo the AKA boys can keep quiet about Hughes until they stop harping on about not fighting each other. A true UFC champ will fight anyone, but for as long as they are not fighting and losing to each other then they can retain the illusion that all 3 of them are the elite. I think Hardy will beat Swick to be fair but don't think he would beat Fitch and Hardy Vs Kos would be close.

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Posted by BigBadAl

imo the AKA boys can keep quiet about Hughes until they stop harping on about not fighting each other. A true UFC champ will fight anyone, but for as long as they are not fighting and losing to each other then they can retain the illusion that all 3 of them are the elite. I think Hardy will beat Swick to be fair but don't think he would beat Fitch and Hardy Vs Kos would be close.



I agree they shouldn't be calling out Hughes when the are refusing fights themselves. Either fight each other or shut up its that easy. I'm sick of fighters refusing to fight because they are friends or train together and then go out and call out other fighters.

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Post #7   9/30/09 4:41:22PM