Following his loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas, Mike Swick decided to make the move from the middleweight division down to the welterweight division. Rumors have been swirling about a rematch with Chris Leben, but the situation took a bizarre turn when Jonathan Goulet started a thread in the MMAWeekly SoundOff Forum yesterday titled, “Wanna Fight.”
In the thread Jonathan stated, “Wanted to fight Mike Swick to replace Leben at 170 for the UFC Fight Night in September, but he refused. Is he scared to go to sleep against me? I will beat his ass…”
When contacted by MMAWeekly, Swick responded, “I’m surprised to hear Goulet make a comment like that about me. It’s completely disrespectful to come on here and blantley lie about something I never said. I have always had a lot of respect for his whole team, and it’s so sad he is so desperate for a UFC fight that he has to make me look bad to get it. For the record, I never turned down Goulet. You talked to Joe Silva and know who I was asking for… Sometimes you get what you wish for, so…”
Sources close to the situation have informed MMAWeekly that the match is being put together and that both fighters have agreed to the fight.