UFC veteran Mike Swick has revealed he’s cancer free following an “aggressive” battle with the disease.
The Ultimate Fighter season one star revealed his diagnosis with the disease – which he’d unknowingly been dealing with for seven months – last February.
Swick began chemotherapy the same month, which, in conjunction with fasting, left him weighing a mere 68kg (151lbs).
But the 43-year-old retired UFC star is now at a healthy 93kg (205) after a long and arduous battle.
Early on Thursday morning, he tweeted: “43 and cancer free!”
Swick revealing he is in remission was greeted with messages of joy, with UFC welterweight Matt Brown tweeting: “Badass! Congrats bro!”
Another of Swick’s followers said: “Congrats Mike, that’s great news!”
And another said: “Tremendous news! So glad to see you’re doing better!!”
One remarked: “Congrats, Mike. All the best to you.”
Another chimed in: “Amazing news. Congrats!”
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Another of Swick’s fans tweeted: “God bless mate.”
UFC men’s bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling tweeted: “God bless you, brother!”
Veteran MMA reporter Ben Fowlkes tweeted: “Great news for the big homie Mike Swick.”
Swick announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in July 2015 after a unanimous decision defeat to Alex Garcia at UFC 189.