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Mike Swick Sidelined with Surgery

UFC Welterweight competitor Mike “Quick” Swick has revealed that he had elbow surgery late last week. Swick said that the surgery was a success and that he expects a full recovery. There is no timetable for his return, however, he is hoping to fight by the end of 2008.

“I’ve been needing to get it taken care of for a while,” Swick told MMAJunkie. “We knew we had to schedule it right after (the Davis) fight to get it done. I got a bunch of little bone fragments taken out of my elbow.”

Swick defeated Marcus Davis in his last Octagon outing at UFC 85 just last month. That was his second bout since his drop down to the 170-pound division, where Swick won his debut against Josh Burkman at Fight Night 12.

“I think (the elbow) is going to recover pretty well, and I should be back in November,” Swick said about a possible return date. “I would say November, maybe December.”

It was rumored that Swick might be back in time to compete at UFC 89, which will be held in October, however, he is not going to rush his recovery.

“That’s a false rumor,” Swick said. “I haven’t heard anything about it. I just had surgery and I’m not going to be back until probably November or December. I’m not fighting Dan Hardy in England. I’m not even fighting on that card. There’s no way I’ll be back that soon.”