- 2 years ago
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If you're an MMA fan and you spend any time at all on Twitter - or Facebook, MMA forums or any other online destination - you've probably seen a fairly big campaign to get Tim Sylvia back in the UFC.
Even Sylvia, a former UFC champ, admits the support is surprising.
But he hopes it'll amplify his message to the UFC: "I made a mistake. I was wrong. I'm sorry. I screwed up. But give me a second chance please. I'm pretty much begging."
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Although surely aware his heyday had since passed, former UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia still fully committed to taking his 42nd pro fight on Saturday at Reality Fighting at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Instead, a surprise chain reaction that began just three days before Saturday's scheduled fight with Juliano Coutinho persuaded Sylvia to announce his retirement from the sport. According to a report from ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation (MDAR) d read news >>
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia talks about why he announced his retirement on Saturday night. read news >>
Tim Sylvia has retired from mixed martial arts after 42 professional fights. read news >>
Some of you young bucks may not be old enough to remember what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was like when Tim Sylvia was king of the heavyweight castle, but there was a point from 2005-06 when "The Maine-iac" won six straight, including two over then-fanboy darling Andrei Arlovski. Sigh ... good times. In fact, his bout against Randy Couture is what prompted me to spout off at the mouth for the very first time right here on MMAmania.com, as I predicted a swift and certain death for "The read news >>
Despite standing at 6-foot-8 and weighing in at 265 pounds, Tim Sylvia always seemed to be the underdog. That never mattered much to “The Maine-iac” though, as he went on to win the UFC... read news >>
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was supposed to have been in the cage fighting on Saturday night, instead, he announced his retirement. read news >>
Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia retired from competition this past Saturday after being denied clearance to fight Juliano Coutinho at a Reality Fighting event in Uncasville, Conn. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was supposed to headline tonight’s Reality Fighting card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. read news >>
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight kingpin Tim Sylvia weighed in at a staggering 371 pounds for his super heavyweight fight against Juliano "Banana" Coutinho, scheduled for later tonight (Jan. 3, 2015) in the Reality Fighting mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. From The Underground: Mohegan Sun AC denies @timsylviamma license to fight. Sylvia weighed in at 371. http://t.co/MmLp18EyqE pic.twitter.com/hNYD1VCF97 — read news >>
If you’re Gilbert Melendez you must be pretty happy with how it all worked out. In quieter moments, perhaps you can even marvel at your own good fortune. When Melendez takes on Anthony Pettis on Saturday at UFC 181, it will mark his second opportunity to win UFC gold in just three career fights inside the Octagon. That would be a remarkable feat for anyone, but the fact it’s happening in the stacked lightweight division—where guys like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Myles Jury can run off a half-dozen read news >>
Middleweights Tim Boetsch and Thales Leites will square off at UFC 183, as support for Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Tim Kennedy had a pretty rough go of it at UFC 178. After nine minutes of eating devastating punches from Yoel Romero, Kennedy nearly finished Romero before the horn signaled the end of the second round. When the bell sounded to start Round 3, however, Romero didn't get off his stool. Vaseline was left globbed on his face, and the stool remained in the cage as Kennedy griped to John McCarthy, who just couldn't seem to get fighters under his control. Romero would rally from there, knocking Kenned read news >>
Yoel Romero spent much of the last 18 months establishing himself as the UFC middleweight division’s most wonderfully weird newcomer. Romero is the hulking Olympic wrestling silver medalist who prefers flying knees and standing elbows to double-leg takedowns (though he’s got those, too). At 37 years old, his physique looks carved out of granite, and even though he comes to press conferences dressed like a lost castmember from Newsies, his mild mannerisms don’t quite convince us he’s the benevole read news >>