Well, it’s official. Mike Swick is dropping from Middleweight to Welterweight. This is good news, because if he stayed in the Middleweight division we might have had a TUF fighter holding a belt by the end of 2008. Swick is leaving the weakest division in the UFC to try his luck against the likes of GSP, Hughes, Parisyan, and Serra (hehe). I’m sure this will work out great for him! After all, who wants the pressure of being #2 or #3 in a division? It’s much more relaxing being somewhere down near the bottom, getting fed as a rebound to the real contenders.
I want to be the first to say I’m really impressed by this decision. Other fighters would have taken two or three losses before dropping weight classes. But Mike has decided to make this change at the first sign of adversity he’s run into. Good luck fighting at welterweight, Mike. We’ll miss seeing you win.
P.S. : For fuck’s sake Mike, don’t drop to welterweight!