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Tim Sylvia makes his case for a UFC comeback

We already talked about how bad ProElite’s Andrei Arlovski fight was over the weekend – the normally oh so polite robots at MMA Junkie called it ‘a turd’, which will never stop amusing me. But that wasn’t the only craptacular match on the card. Tim Sylvia also decisioned Andreas Kraniotakes in even more terrible fashion. Apparently it was three rounds of wall and stall that had Timmy’s hometown crowd booing the hell out of him. That didn’t stop him from talking about his UFC ambitions afterwards:

“I want to get up there. I want to get on the big stage again and prove myself. It’s not about winning titles. I’ve won five of them in the UFC, I’ve won other ones in other organizations; I don’t care about fighting for the UFC title again if it never happens. But I do want to get back in the UFC and I do want to fight all the fights that I think the fans want to see (and) the fights that I want. I want to fight (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira again. I want to fight Frank Mir again. I’d like to fight Brock Lesnar, you know, Alistair Overeem… I want to fight all those guys. I just think it would be great for the fans. Just keep me around and let me have those great fights. I’m going to put on a show no matter what. I’m going to fight. I’m going to show up and I’m going to fight. …. Dana White, I don’t know if (you’re watching) but give me a shout.”

He’s going to put on a show no matter what, huh? Replace ‘show’ with ‘debacle’ and we’re getting a little warmer. As far as Dana White giving him a shout … well, the last time that happened here’s what the Baldfather said:

“We all have to thank [Fedor] for getting rid of Tim Sylvia. He’d been stinking out the joint the last couple of years and Fedor did everyone a favor by beating him so easily and getting rid of him.”

As far as keeping him around and letting him have those great fights … I dunno if his current promoter is even interested in doing that any more. After Sylvia’s fight, T Jay Thomson tweeted

Never again. Perfect for describing our feelings about the Holocaust and Tim Sylvia fights.

  • Danjo

    Shitstain Sylvia will never be a UFC fighter again.

    It’s kind of embarassing to look back now at some of the hype around him from when he was in his “heyday”.

    Fuck you, Timmy.

  • CAP

    Anyone know what he weighed in at? I haven’t seen him under 300 fucking pounds in a while. His “comeback” needs to start with a diet. He wasn’t that bad when he was in shape but that was a loong time ago.

  • Reverend Clint

    send him over to japan vs sakuraba

  • Danjo

    Bob Sapp would destroy him.

  • Morghen

    Timmay looks like he’s about to be frozen in carbonite.

    Or he’s mid-whack outside somebody’s window.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I think he should fight Warpath.  The bout agreement should stipulate that if he can’t demolish that dude he can’t mention the UFC ever again.  And die.  But that’s probably unrealistic.

  • bluerosekiller

    Timmy’s obviously QUITE insane.
    Either that, or not very intelligent.
    After the atrocity of a performance that he turned in over the weekend, how does he figure that the UFC would want him back?!!
    At this point, I doubt they’d even consider him as a last minute substitute for a Facebook prelim bout. Seriously. I mean, judging by his last employer’s comment on Twitter, he’s not even going to be asked to come back & work for that promotion. Which, at this point, needs as many names as it can get…

    Hell, at this point, Sylvia might as well be honest with himself & accept as many bookings as he can handle headlining low rent shows in the midwest & down south, where his status as a two time UFC Champ will put a few extra asses in seats. Because, none of his performances from the past couple/few years are going to do so.
    That’s for sure.

  • kwagnuth

     The fights people want to see? Wholey fuck I think he might even be more delusional than the peoples champ Tito Ortiz.

  • Redping

    What’re are you talking about wolf face, everybody is clamoring for Machida/Ortiz 2, didn’t you hear?

  • iamphoenix

    Or he’s mid-whack outside somebody’s window.


    lol i read that mid whack

  • CAP

    That photo looks like he’s shitting himself again…