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"Winning this fight (at UFC 109) is super important; I don't like losing. I hate losing that's why it still hurts so bad after my last fight, but I have an opportunity now to get back on the winning track. If I were to win this fight and get a choice between a title shot or Dan Hardy, I would choose Dan Hardy. I want that rematch, and I want to go out there and have a better performance and perform to my ability. That's kind of what my goal is so it all leads with this fight. I have to go out there and do what I have to do to get this win and then more opportunities will come. I want to be the first guy to stop him. I really want to be the first guy to finish Thiago. I think that would prove something."
UFC welterweight Mike Swick is hoping for a dominant performance over Paulo Thiago at UFC 109: "Relentless" from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 6. "Quick" is coming off a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Dan Hardy at UFC 105 back in November. It perhaps stung more than any other loss because it had championship implications on the line and "The Outlaw" is now set to challenge for the 170-pound belt at UFC 111 in March. Swick wants another crack at the Brit -- even if it means passing on the chance to fight Georges St. Pierre. Can he first get past Thiago?