After his UFC 99 win over Ben Saunders earlier this month, welterweight contender Mike Swick called out Georges St-Pierre, Thiago Alves, and Matt Hughes as possible opponents for his next fight. With GSP and Alves set to square off in less than 2 weeks at UFC 100, a matchup between Swick and Hughes appeared most likely, with rumors indicating the fight could co-headline UFC 103 in Dallas.
In a recent interview with Raw Vegas, Swick said that they’re still trying to organize a fight with Hughes, but that he could take on fellow-contender Martin Kampmann later this year instead.
“I want the Hughes fight and we’re trying to work it out, but it doesn’t seem like it’s happening so it might be Kampmann,” said Swick.
Swick (14-2) has lost just once in 10 UFC bouts, losing to middleweight contender Yushin Okami in 2007 before dropping to welterweight in early-2008 and winning four-straight to make a case for a title shot, while Kampmann (15-2) has won 6 of his 7 UFC fights, including 2-straight at welterweight following a loss to Nate Marquardt last September in his final middleweight bout.