My oh my, pretty tough f*cking audience. Having worked on all the "Bourne" movies I can tell you that the bulk of this fight was cut FX and not foley. Done by my friend the brilliant Dino DiMuro. The goal was no "Van Damme", no "John Wayne", no "John Woo"... it was realism. I'm going to defend those whooshes and swishes. They add speed, danger and a feeling that these guys are lethal trained fighters. When you're not rocking the sub Rocky-style it's a great flavor. I think he did a great job (was this one the Oscar winner? I can never keep them straight).
You get 10 editor/designers to cut a fight and they'll each do it differently, just as you all have different opinions about what you think is good. You have to please the director, the picture editor, the mixers and yourself and then take notes from studio executives. Lucky for us the execs on these were savvy smart people starting with Frank Marshall on down the line. Feature film sound is truly a collaborative art. The final result goes through many filters. Often your original vision is diluted, altered or neutered. I think in this case Dino hit it on the nose.
I was gonna show this to Dino but then I thought, nope ... it'll just piss him off (picture a smiley face made with punctuation marks here).
As ever, Chris