MMAWeekly.com is reporting that UFC welterweight fighter David Mitchell has been forced out of a planned January 22nd bout with Mike Swick due to a shoulder injury suffered in training.
Mitchell made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 22 in September of this year against Anthony Waldburger, whom he lost to by unanimous decision. Prior to that bout, he had racked up an eleven-fight, undefeated record. The bout against Swick, which would’ve taken place at the UFC Fight for the Troops event at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, would have marked Mitchell’s second trip into the Octagon.
Swick took to his Facebook page to announce that he will not be looking to face a replacement opponent, as the esophageal condition which he has grappled with for some time and has kept him out of action since February is still presenting him with problems.
“Not fighting on January 22nd,” wrote Swick. I got the call yesterday that David Mitchell backed out due to an injury and considering my current situation we opted to put off the fight all together. I have been dealing with with my esophageal condition this whole camp and its taken a toll on my body. I will need more time to seek better treatment to ensure I can compete at this level.”
There has been no insight provided as to the exact nature of Mitchell’s injury, or as to when the two fighters may return to action.