Seven year Zuffa-veteran Mick Swick (14-4) has officially pulled out of a scheduled bout against Erick Silva (12-1) at UFC 134, according to reports released late Thursday. Swick was forced to withdraw after suffering an undisclosed injury during training camp. The UFC released this statement:
Mike Swick's long-awaited comeback to the octagon will have to wait a little longer after he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 134 bout against Erick Silva due to injury.
The news is unfortunate for the 32-year-old welterweight, who was hoping to make his return to the Octagon after a year-and-a-half layoff. A contestant on the inaugural season of the "The Ultimate Fighter", Swick was coming off the first two-fight losing streak of his career after falling to Dan Hardy and Paulo Thiago over a span of four months.
No replacement opponent has been revealed by UFC officials. However, promotion officials ensured that the announcement would be coming shortly.
UFC 134 will be held August 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiroi, Brazil. The organization's return to the country features a slew of Brazilian fighters, and is headlined by contest between Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami for the UFC middleweight championship.
Updated UFC 134 card:
Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Heavyweight: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Light Heavyweight: Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Preliminary Card (broadcast on Spike):
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo
Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller
Featherweight: Yuri Alcantara vs. Felipe Arantes
Bantamweight: Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland