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Mike Swick Moving to Welterweight

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kinda old news, but i guess it is official now.

Post #1   4/24/07 12:15:47AM   

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That's great for him since he has always been small at MW but it kind of limits his options. He can't fight Koscheck or Fitch so I it will probably hard for him to find opponents at the top tier.

Post #2   4/24/07 1:16:30AM   

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There are so many great wrestlers at that weight class i see him having a hard time competing there

Post #3   4/24/07 4:21:36PM   

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He.s got the WW speed.... but i too think that he will be overwhelmed by wrestlers...

Post #4   4/24/07 4:59:07PM   

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Hopefully he can overwhelm the wrestlers with his definite reach advantage, if he can lose the weight healthily without damaging his cardio, i think he can be a major threat

Post #5   4/24/07 9:47:33PM   

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Posted by Sopena66669

There are so many great wrestlers at that weight class i see him having a hard time competing there



I agree. Considering the MW division is a pretty weak division and condsidering his success as a UFC MW, I don't understand this move.

Post #6   4/25/07 12:19:00PM   

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I think it's a good move. He'll be closer to people his weight, that's the bottom line.

No one wants to fight bigger guys ...

Post #7   4/25/07 12:33:54PM