"I have read some articles on the internet saying that I may lack the "killer instinct" in this fight with Swick because I've hung out with Mike and we get along very well. Not gonna happen.... A couple of days of pleasant conversation with Swick won't save him from the beating I am going to give him next month ... on the whole, it is easier for me to prepare for Swick than it is for Swick to prepare for me. I've only had three fights in the UFC and I've not shown even half of my skills yet. There are lots of things I do well that Swick has no clue about, whereas Swick has been in the UFC for four years and I know exactly what he can and can't do. I think this is the fight of the night. My style will gel very well with Mike's. We both come from a kickboxing background, we both have very fast strikes and there's so much on the line for us both."
Welterweight contender Dan Hardy likes his chances heading into his number one welterweight contender eliminator match against Mike Swick at UFC 105: "Couture vs. Vera" from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena in Manchester, England, on Nov. 14. "The Outlaw" feels his relative inexperience inside the Octagon and hidden skills will carry him to victory on fight night. And, in the process, be impressive enough to earn him a future title shot against reigning 170-pound champion, Georges St. Pierre. Does Hardy truly have the tricks up his sleeve to topple "Quick" or will his bluff get called?