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 Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC

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PostSubject: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:51 am

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/454115/Tim-Sylvia-Why-I-left-the-UFC/

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia appeared recently on the “You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen” podcast, and discussed his departure from the UFC, and what might have been. Sylvia began with how he left the UFC in 2008, to go fight for Affliction MMA vs. Fedor Emelianenko, for $800,000. Sylvia was at the time coming off a loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a fight for the interim heavyweight title.

"I was making $100,000 and $100,000 in the UFC," said Sylvia as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFIghting.com. "I would have to win four fights in the UFC to make the $800,000 to get what I was paid. I had one fight on my contract left and I wanted to fight Brock Lesnar next. They wouldn't let me do it. I wanted to get paid what he was getting paid. He was getting $300,000 and $300,000 plus PPV buys. He was making about three million dollars a fight. I was like, 'I'm the f---ing heavyweight champ and this guy comes in and he's making this kind of money? He's only fought once in his career.'

"I was very bitter, very pissed off. They said they were going to have me fight Cheick Kongo over in Europe and I said I wasn't interested. I asked them to release me from my contract, they did and the next day I signed with Affliction."

"You know Dana White. He's just a f---ing d---. He's just holding a grudge. They're pissed off because I went to support Affliction. I was sponsored by them for three years before that fight. Dana's just a d---. He holds grudges. They blackballed Andrei Arlovski, as well, but he was smart, went to a good camp, started picking and choosing who he fought and put eight or ten wins together. They had no choice but to bring him back to the UFC."

"Look at him. He's top 10 again. I truly believe that if I hadn't taken some dumb, stupid fights and stayed in shape I could have been back in the UFC and top 10, as well. Would I have won the title again? I don't know. Probably not, but there's still a lot of good fights for me out there. I could have fought Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Stefan Struve, Matt Mittrione, Brendan Schaub."

"There are so many guys in the top 10 who don't even deserve it. The UFC is over-saturated now with Ultimate Fighters. Events back to back to back. They're just bringing in scabs. It's not like it used to be when we were fighting back in the day when we had to earn our right to get into the UFC. I think it took me 15[13] fights to get into the UFC and I was undefeated.

"I've slowed down a little bit, but I've still got the punching power. If I was in shape? I'm top 20. No doubt about it."
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:57 am

i wish sylvia would have taken his fighting career more serious. with the right camp and trainers that guy could have been so much bigger. to me he is wasted talent.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:18 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:52 pm

OOOOOUUUUUCCCCCCHHHH

mercer cracked him.. unreal.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:35 pm




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I truly believe that if I..........


stayed in shape I could have been back in the UFC and top 10 as well.

Exactly Timmy.
Exactly.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:55 am

oh tim.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:22 am

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:54 pm

donuts......donuts are why he never made it back to the ufc
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:40 am


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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:59 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

hahahahahahaha that was to freakin funny. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:42 pm

lol sylvia looks like he ate the entire 800k purse he got from fighting fedor dude was almost 400 pounds.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:32 pm

Jesus, he was actually ruled "too fat to fight" in January... 371lbs

http://middleeasy.com/fighting/item/15031-photo-tim-sylvia-ruled-too-fat-to-fight-over-weekend-retires

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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:29 pm

jesus. hes dressed like a public school janitor..

wouldnt take sylvia as the dockers type.
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PostSubject: Re: Tim Sylvia: Why I left the UFC   Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:52 am

@drainbamage wrote:
jesus. hes dressed like a public school janitor..

wouldnt take sylvia as the dockers type.

Cuz they probably had the elastic pregnancy stretch waistline.
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