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Tim Sylvia is still trying to get back into the UFC

(Tim Sylvia in not so good old old old days)

Tim Sylvia has been a man on a mission for the past few months, mounting a twitter and promotional interview barrage in an attempt to land himself a new UFC contract. While he’s gotten a surprising amount of support from fans (maybe they wanna see what happens when he fights a Junior Dos Santos), he’s still not getting any love from UFC brass:

White, apparently, doesn’t look back on Sylvia’s reign with any nostalgia at all, calling the division at the time “sh*tty.” When the criticism comes from people you know personally, the knife cuts even deeper.

“Absolutely [it hurts]. It’s very irritating. He never said that when I was there…I thought I had a great relationship with everybody in the UFC,” Sylvia said. “It is hurtful. I busted my a** for years in his fights to become champion, not once, but twice…it’s not my fault the UFC didn’t bring in better guys to the division when I was there. That’s got nothing to do with me. I fought who they put in front of me. I never declined anybody.”

If by fought he means jibba-jabbed his way to endless 5-round decision wins during his title reign, then we’re a little closer to reality there. And he didn’t exactly impress his last employers at ProElite when he wall-n-stalled his way to victory over Andreas Kraniotakes in November. Even his hometown crowd thought it was pretty awful, relentlessly booing him for his performance.

Why wouldn’t you want such a popular firecracker of a fighter on your roster again? How could you not be excited about the possibility of Timmy dragging the division down with his play it safe style? And how can you deny him when you see his lone loss in his past 7 fights was to TUF: Heavyweights contestant Abe Wagner? The sky’s the limit!


  • CAP

    Firts off, Timmay needs to shut up and show he can get into legit fight shape before even being considered for a return. By the sounds of it he thinks he is owed a roster spot but his recent track record proves otherwise. He’s been a fat sloppy embarrassment ever since Fedor took his soul.

  • Symbul

    Noone else crack a smile when he talks about “busting his ass”? Just me?

  • iamphoenix

    randy couture took his soul.

  • Reverend Clint

    Burger king stole his body

  • noiseless

    but he’ll gladly take your licence and registration.

  • frickshun

    Phoeniggz took his Seoul.

  • fishead

    actually… I think Minotauro took Sylvia’s soul… and sadly, that soul came bundled with some kind of taint that makes you extra vulnerable to Frank Mir.

  • glassjawsh

    who’s taint is vulnerable to frank mir?

    (answer: whose ever one he wants)

  • Jarman

    ^except cock chestnar. he officially owned mir’s taint. JDS, Cain, and Carwin are likely invulnerable to mir’s taint charms

  • frickshun

    I personally think Sylvia is an all-time great in the UFC. We are talking about the Unanimously Failed Career right?

  • Letibleu

    I heard from very high ups in UFC brass that they REALLY dont like him as a person or a fighter. He is on the Zuffa list of never coming backs.

  • Reverend Clint

    nobody likes the big freak… even his own team hated him

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’m gonna totally half-ass my career and then demand a promotion.

  • frickshun

    ^^You just described every person that’s ever worked for me.

  • drunkenjunk

    Abe Wagner and Ray Mercer tag-teamed his soul.

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