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  • 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." read news >>

  • 25 days 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 >>

  • 30 days ago
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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 >>

  • a month ago
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At UFC 51, heavy hitters Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia battled it out in the Octagon in hopes to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion. Watch the full fight here. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Tim "The Maine-iac' Sylvia knows the UFC is headed to his home state next week, and he's still bitter towards the UFC and Dana White for not bringing him back. The next UFC event on August 16th will take place in Tim Sylvia's home state of Maine. Sylvia hasn't fought in the UFC since losing to Minotauro Nogueira in February 2008, and he's never really come close to a return, much to the former heavyweight champ's dismay. Sylvia's next fight will be against fellow ex-UFCer Christian Morecraft, bu read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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No more Mr. Nice Guy! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is welcome back to the Octagon with open arms. Fellow ex-division kingpin Tim Sylvia is not. Not even for a "Prelims" fight in "The Maine-iacs" home state of Maine, which is where UFC Fight Night 47 takes place later this month on FOX Sports 1. Why? Only UFC President Dana White knows for sure, but Sylvia is not too happy about it. From his recent New England Fights (NEF) podcast: "Dana is the read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy doesn't have high hopes that upcoming title challenger Vitor Belfort will make it to his UFC 181 showdown with champ Chris Weidman. In an interview with Bloody Elbow, the former two-time Strikeforce title challenger went off on The Phenom's checkered past involving performance-enhancing drugs. Okay, it's one of two things; either he gets to use steroids-he's training, has wonderful doctors that get him through it all-and he's able to compete, barely getting read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has always had an unfair amount of hatred thrown his way. He was the poster boy for the general crappiness of the UFC's heavyweight division from 2002 through 2008. He was stripped of the UFC title in 2003 for taking steroids. He was generally less than exciting in his post-Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fights, which are the ones most modern UFC fans are familiar with (Griffin-Bonnar set a new standard for the quality of UFC fights). He left the read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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The UFC belt is becoming like the Travelocity gnome, getting photographed in the strangest of places. While Tim Sylvia holds the record for sleaziest use of the strap -- thanks to his after hours bangfest with a female "Maine-iac," newly-crowned bantamweight kingpin TJ Dillashaw will attempt to restore some luster to the well-traveled championship (watch his improbable victory here). In fact, "The Viper" has promised to wear his title in place of a cummerbund at his upcoming wedding, though he m read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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We will not be silenced! If Nate Marquardt can lose three straight -- in addition to getting knocked out in back-to-back fights -- and still get rewarded with a UFC main event, then surely the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion can find a spot on its Fight Pass "Prelims" for Tim Sylvia. Especially in a place where he's guaranteed to get cheers. The former UFC heavyweight champion has been campaigning for a spot on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 47 fight card (turning it up a notch  read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The UFC's first event in Maine later this year has led to some discussion about Tim Sylvia returning to the UFC, but Dana White quickly shot that down. When former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski re-signed with the UFC late last month a lot of people were surprised. After all, Arlovski's career seemed stalled in 2011 when he lost four in a row. But a recent resurgence was enough for Dana White and The Pitbull was brought in to face Brendan Schaub at UFC 174. But what about his biggest n read news >>

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