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Swick, Burkman talk up 'Fight Night' clash

Who needs friends? Things will be anything but amicable when "Ultimate Fighter" contestants Mike Swick and Josh Burkman put their friendship to the side and collide at UFC Fight Night 12.

Originally Published: January 23, 2008
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

To hear newly minted welterweight Mike Swick tell it, the road to dropping down a weight division involves eating more.

"For [Yushin] Okami, I was 182 pounds in the ring," Swick told a group of reporters gathered for a conference call promoting UFC Fight Night 12. "Since then, I've gained a lot of weight and worked on my strength."

Swick was 188 pounds when he began his training camp. He has fought as a middleweight for the majority of his UFC career, but he will meet Josh Burkman ...

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