Oh how fast they fall.
Last summer, Tim Sylvia had the opportunity to do something no other heavyweight in the world has ever done—defeat Fedor Emelianenko. Of course, he failed miserably, and really hasn’t been heard much of since.
Well, it looks like that’s about to change, but not necessarily for the better. According to his manager Monte Cox, Tim could be getting back in the cage in May at Adrenaline’s next show, but let’s just say the opponent they’re negotiating with to fight him is a considerable step down in competition from Fedor.
Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that an Adrenaline event tentatively scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. could be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 46-year old former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer
Yeah, when I said considerable, I really meant gargantuan, but whatever, I was trying to be nice.
Just to put it into perspective of how ridiculous this is, Kimbo Slice beat Ray Mercer—with a gullotine choke no less—the first time he stepped out of the boatyard and into an actual cage.
Sure, I guess you can make the argument that Tim always fights standing and Mercer’s an ex-pro boxing champ, but I’d like to think that if necessary, Tim Sylvia at least has as much submission savvy as Kimbo freakin’ Slice.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Tim, and I’m not trying to hate on him, I just think it’s unfortunate that someone who was at the top of the fight world only eight short months ago is seemingly now somewhere near the bottom. But, I guess that’s what happens when your price tag is exponentially higher than you’re worth.