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3.30.2008

Sylvia Released

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Tim Sylvia has been released from his contract with one fight remaining on it.

Sylvia had been very vocal in recent weeks about his frustration in the UFC, and most specifically about his paydays compared to other fighters (re: Brock Lesnar). Sylvia issues statements on HDnet on Friday night regarding the split.

"I've pretty much come to a crossroads in my career, and there's a lot of big things happening in the MMA world, and especially outside of the UFC."

Sylvia has already signed a new deal with Adrenaline MMA.

"Adrenaline is a new promotion" said the former champ. "But it allows fighters to fight for other organizations -- that's huge. I've got three to four years left and want to fight as much as possible, so this is the perfect choice for me at this time."

No surprise, Sylvia is looking for a chance to fight the same guy every heavyweight wants a piece of.

"There's a guy out there named Fedor [Emelianenko], who I'd like to fight. And I think the only way that's going to happen is by me leaving the UFC."


3 comments: on "Sylvia Released"

Andrew Gray said...

Not a big loss at all . . . good riddance to the most boring fighter in UFC.

BRoqq said...

Even Sylvia's announcement bores me to tears!

LuFisto said...

ALLELUIA!!!!! There is a God...

I was so bored with this big boring and sloppy Sylvia that I was getting agressive when he was in the octogone!! :P