The Maine-iac Vs. Fedor
Early in 2008, Sylvia requested and was granted a release from his UFC contract, which still had one fight remaining on it. Sylvia cited unhappiness with pay, desire to face Fedor Emelianenko, the non-exclusive contracts of other organizations, and the opportunity to fight more often as his reasons for leaving.
On March 28, 2008, Sylvia signed with Adrenaline MMA, to a two-year contract that allowed him to fight for other organizations while under contract with Adrenaline. A few weeks late