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Former UFC star reveals he’s beaten ‘aggressive battle’ with cancer



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.


Mike Swick revealed he was battling cancer last FebruaryCredit: TWITTER@OFFICIALSWICK
But the Ultimate Fighter season 1 star is in remission


But the Ultimate Fighter season 1 star is in remissionCredit: TWITTER@OFFICIALSWICK
Swick retired from MMA after his 2015 defeat to Alex Garcia


Swick retired from MMA after his 2015 defeat to Alex GarciaCredit: GETTY

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!”


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.

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