Friday, September 4, 2009
Mike Swick Injured, Paul Daley Steps in to Face Martin Kampmann at UFC 103
MIKE SWICK is OUT of UFC 103 following a training accident suffered while sparring against Josh Koscheck.
Kos swept the American — nicknamed 'Quick' — causing him to land on his head.
His injuries are not serious but we can reveal he will be unable to face Martin Kampmann on September 19.
Instead, rising British star Paul 'Semtex' Daley will step in to face the Dutchman on the televised card of the showpiece event, which airs live on ESPN.
Daley was initially scheduled to make his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Brian Foster on the event's preliminary card, but the Brit will now step into the spotlight in a co-headlining bout against a very tough Martin Kampmann. The Kampmann-Swick fight was intended to determine a number one contender for Georges St. Pierre's welterweight title, but it's likely that those same stakes are no longer on the line. Nonetheless, with an impressive showing against Kampmann, Daley can certainly make much more of an impact on the UFC's 170-lb ladder than he would have with a win over Foster.
All I can say is WTF? I was really looking forward to that fight.
Posted by Turtle at 3:57 PM