Swick, 43, was diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and has been undergoing treatment for the past year. The fighter shared updates on his battle through social media, including photos of himself undergoing chemotherapy.
In a statement on his Instagram, Swick thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support throughout his battle. He also expressed his gratitude to the medical staff who treated him.
— Mike Swick (@officialswick) March 9, 2023
“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! “
Swick competed on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, where he made it to the semi-finals before losing to Stephan Bonnar. He went on to have a successful career in the UFC, with notable wins over David Loiseau, Chris Leben, and Ben Saunders
Following his retirement from MMA in 2015, Swick focused on running his gym, AKA Thailand, and his online training program, SwickFit.
Swick’s successful battle against cancer serves as an inspiration to fighters and fans alike. His perseverance and determination to overcome the disease is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.