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Mike Swick gives fan a happy birthday


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Just as WEC 47 started, UFC fighter Mike Swick sent out a tweet, saying that he had an extra ticket to give out for a fan to sit between Swick and Thiago Silva.

That honor went to Steven Runkle, a young fan that Swick had met earlier in the evening. Coming to the fights was Runkle's 10th birthday present, but now the young man had the best birthday ever. He met Anthony Njokuani, Clay Guida, Thiago Silva, and he even got to hold the bantamweight championship belt courtesy of WEC general manager Reed Harris.

"He's having a blast!" Swick said via text message. "Meeting the fighters. It's really cool."

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