In a recent post on the Tim-Sylvia.com forums, Tim Sylvia himself stated the following:

i have one fight left on my contract i want to stay with the ufc but i am going to go were the money is right now Brock is making more m0ney then me that has to change i have a better name then him and i am a better fighter then him, in case u didn’t know my manager runs m1 so i have a pretty good in so we will see what happens in the next few months.

If this is for real, this will be another serious blow to the UFC heavyweight division, obviously. This seems like just another indicator of how Zuffa is really running the UFC. It’ll be interesting to see how Zuffa handles this situation, be it giving Sylvia more money or letting him leave for M-1, and if it will effect other fighters perception of the UFC and how Zuffa is handling their fighters.

For UFC 81, Sylvia earned $100,000 for his losing effort against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, plus an addition $60,000 for “fight of the night” honors. Brock Lesnar on the other hand, earned $250,000 for his loss against former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, and had he won he would have earned an additional $200,000.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 205: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson video highlights

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

Tyron Woodley left UFC 205 clutching the welterweight title he entered the night with but did it in a way he seemed to find unsatisfying.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 205 'Fight Motion' video: Plenty of highlights, but Romero-Weidman left out

  • 22 days ago
  • 558 views

Check out the “Fight Motion” super-slow-motion highlights from Saturday’s UFC 205 event – though one major bout was left out.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Speed Bag: Were UFC 205's Woodley-'Wonderboy' judges so wrong they were right?

  • 22 days ago
  • 34 views

Another MMA event, and another judges’ decision that’s left MMA fans scratching their heads.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Ryan Bader Fighting Out His Contract at UFC Sao Paulo | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

Ryan Bader has decided to fight out the last fight on his current contract at Saturday's UFC Sao Paulo, rolling the dice on free agency afterward. read news >>

What's Next for Ryan Bader, the Top Free Agent on the Market? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 24 views

Ryan Bader fought out the last bout on his UFC contract when he defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. So, what is next? read news >>

Cris Cyborg Talks Ronda Rousey, Next Fight, and No More Catchweight Bouts (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 15 views

Cris Cyborg talks about her next fight, her intent to stay away from 140-pound catchweight bouts, Ronda Rousey, and a whole lot more. read news >>

Throwback Thursday: Patterson vs. Ali, the Culture War That Wasn't | FIGHTLAND

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

When I think about Floyd Patterson, I don't think about his flying left hook—which, whenever I see it, seems like something from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!—or the fact that he was the first person ever read news >>

With one fight left on ONE Championship deal, Bibiano Fernandes has 'decisions to make about my life'

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

Bibiano Fernandes has long been considered one of the world’s top bantamweights, and he could potentially become a very desirable free agent target.Filed under: News read news >>

5 reasons to watch Saturday's Bellator 167, including a rematch of a historic upset

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

Less than 24 hours after leaving WinStar World Casino and Resort at the conclusion of Bellator 166, the promotion is back in the same arena for Saturday’s Bellator 167 fight card. Check out five reas read news >>

UFC Fight Night 102's Corey Anderson considered leaving MMA after loss to 'Shogun' Rua

  • 2 hours ago
  • 2 views

ALBANY, N.Y. – Some fighters take a loss a little harder than others. When it’s a split decision, especially one most people thought you won, it can be particularly grating. Filed under: Featured Vid read news >>