August 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Swick hits Damarques Johnson during the welterweight match at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
"By round two, it was 100-percent trying to finish. I had enough in round one to know that 'okay, this is fun, but I've gotta finish this fight, I want this fight to be over.' Every punch I threw was hard. It was to end the fight. He gave me an opening, he threw a kick. When he gave me a limb that he's balancing on, he has two legs, when he gave me one of them, I was like, 'I'm putting him down. If I have one of his limbs, I'm going to throw him down and then land that hard right punch.' Thank god it landed right on his face and got the knockout because he's a tough kid."
-- Of the many ways Mike Swick could have made his return to professional fighting after two years away from the cage dealing with injuries and bad luck, I don't think it could have been much better than this. The "Quick" one went toe-to-toe with DaMarques Johnson and shook off the ring rust after the first round to knock "Darkness" out in the second with one thunderous punch after a takedown at UFC on Fox 4: "Shogun vs. Vera" last night (Sat., Aug. 4, 2012) in Los Angeles, California. An emotional Swick explained the finishing sequence to Ariel Helwani while expressing relief that he was able to win so impressively in his return. And though he's not sure who his next opponent may be, Swick believes this win should elevate him in the welterweight division. Got an opponent in mind for his next fight, Maniacs?