UFC Fighter Mike "Quick" Swick Making Deep Run In World Series of Poker Event

Published on June 25th, 2010 9:53 pm EST

-- The King punching a boxing bag --Mike "Quick" Swick, a name that should be familiar to any mixed martial arts fan, is currently making a deep run in a World Series of Poker Event.

Event #42 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em) is currently in its third and final day of play. 15 of the original 2,521 entrants are still alive in the event, and one of those 15 players is Mike Swick.

The average chip stack right now is 756,000. At last glance, Mike Swick was one of the shorter stacks as he had about 550k in front of him.

All of the 15 players that remain in this event are guaranteed a minimum of $27,226 for making it this far. The eventual winner of Event #42 will take home $604,222 (in addition to the World Series of Poker bracelet), while the runner-up will take home $375,627.

Swick was dangerously short-stacked about 1 1/2 hours ago but received a key double-up against Humberto Brenes. After a pre-flop raise from Brenes, Swick pushed the remainder of his stack and Brenes called. Swick turned up pocket Jacks while Brenes flipped over A-10 offsuit. Swick’s hand held up and Brenes was eliminated from the tournament a short while later.

Mike “Quick” Swick has a record of 14-4-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career. Swick is coming off of two consecutive losses (one against Paulo Thiago at UFC 109 and one against Dan Hardy at UFC 105), so this large cash at the World Series of Poker will certainly help to lift his spirits.

A number of Swick’s friends have stopped by his table today to lend their support, including Josh Koscheck. Both Koscheck and Swick appeared on the very first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, and both currently train with AKA (American Kickboxing Academy).

Mike Swick is listed on FullTiltPoker.com as a “Friend of Full Tilt” and can regularly be seen playing on the site.


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