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Mike Swick undergoes elbow surgery

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Former UFC middleweight contender and rising welterweight star, Mike Swick, underwent minor elbow surgery on Thursday to remove several bone chips that had been bothering him for several months.

According to a source close to, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum is already on the road to recovery and plans to return to competition before the 2008 fight campaign expires.

Swick is coming off his most impressive performance in more than a year, outpointing Marcus Davis on all three judges scorecards at UFC 85: "Bedlam" last month. It was the first loss for the "Irish Hand Grenade" in 11 fights, snapping a win streak that dated back to early 2006.

"Quick" took home a lackluster majority decision win over Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 12 prior to the win.

While there is no exact timetable for a return, Swick will possibly compete in October or November of this year provided there are not setbacks in training. We're told he should be back in the gym in a few weeks.

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