Mike Swick is an original AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) team member and appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He is the CEO and founder of AKA Thailand: one of the largest destination fight gyms in the world, that regularly caters to some of the biggest names in combat sports. AKA Thailand opened in 2014 on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.
After competing in MMA for over 20 years, Mike retired from an 11 year UFC career in 2015. In December 2016, Mike relaunched MikeSwick.com, this time with the focus on fight news, media and unique content. Mike's goal is to build the most comprehensive and multifaceted fight enthusiast site on the web, using his relationships with both fighters and MMA industry authorities to bring the fans closer than ever to the fighters and the sport. MikeSwick.com is a media and quality content driven site that will constantly be evolving and expanding to provide the best and most unique user experience.*