After suffering a concussion during a recent training session, welterweight Mike Swick will be forced to pull out of his top contender bout against Martin Kampmann at UFC 103. The organization wasted no time in finding a replacement as Paul Daley will be subbing in to replace the dazed and confused Swick.
“I am out of UFC 103,” Swick Tweeted Friday afternoon. “It sucks, and I am sorry guys.
“I got foot swept while sparring this week and lost my legs. Landed on back of my head and neck and suffered a pretty bad concussion.”
Swick has been perfect since dropping to the UFC’s 170-pound division, and has openly stated that his four consecutive W’s are worthy of a shot at the strap.
It was believed that the winner of this bout would earn next crack at 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre’s title, however, unless Kampmann looks GSP-like, you can probably forget about that.
Kampmann has won 11 of his last 12 contests, with his only loss coming at the hands of middleweight
top contender Nate Marquardt at UFC 88. He most recently welcomed Carlos Condit into the UFC in his last outing, taking a split decision over the former WEC welterweight champ.
The SUN was the first to report on Daley’s status as a replacement. The UFC newcomer was slated to face Brian Foster in an un-televised match that same evening, however he must be stoked to be getting a promotion for doing absolutely nothing.
No word on what the organization will do with Foster.
UFC 103 will be jumping off inside the American Airlines Center in Dalles, Texas on September 19th. Here is the revised line up for the show:
Brian Foster vs. TBD
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac
Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz
Nick Lentz vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Jim Miller vs. Steve Lopez
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Drew McFedries and Tomasz Drawl
Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller
(PPV 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin
Frank Trigg vs. Josh Koshcheck
Paul Daley vs. Martin Kampmann
Junior dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort (195-pound Catchweight Bout)