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.