Mike Swick Wins His Biggest Fight As He Reveals He’s Cancer-Free

Retired UFC fighter Mick Swick has revealed some great news that he’s just won the biggest fight of his life after being declared free of cancer.

The 43-year-old Swick had been diagnosed early last year with stage-4 lymphoblastic lymphoma, but the much-loved former fighter took the news as well as anyone could and his determination to beat the disease has paid off in the best possible way.

“43 and Cancer Free!” Swick declared on Instagram.

“As you can see by the photo, I didn’t wait around for the test results… Very positive I was gonna win this battle somehow. It can come back and I can always get it later in life but I will be much more prepared and ready and can at least always say no matter what, I kicked it’s ass!

“As you can see from my timeline the last year, it didn’t slow me down. It was tough but keeping a positive mindset and not allowing it to change my life anymore than it had to was important and kept my stress down and life moving forward.

“Stage 4 of the most aggressive and deadly form of Lymphoma Leukemia was not an easy thing to hear so young and healthy but I been a fighter since I was a kid and accepted the challenge and knew this post would come one day. Literally from the day I took that first selfie, I couldn’t wait to post this.

“I hope it’s inspiring to anyone facing the same situation or similar and if you have any questions comment below or DM me. Many have been fighting this with me and many will be successful and live full happy lives after! Anything I can do to help will just make me more happy!

“Thanks for all the support! It’s been amazing! Love you all! 👊🏼

“#FuckCancer #CancerFree #CancerSurvivor.”

Swick was part of the cast on the original series of The Ultimate Fighter reality show and went on to enjoy a 10-5 run in the UFC, before eventually retiring and going on to run his own AKA Thailand gym in Phucket.

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