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Former UFC Champion Tim Sylvia Open To Spot On The Ultimate Fighter

Don’t think for a second that Tim Sylvia wouldn’t do anything in his power to earn another chance to compete inside the Octagon.

Sylvia, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, has been turned down by UFC president Dana White over the past few months in regards to competing with the company again.

During a recent appearance on The Hammerfisting Podcast, Sylvia made a comment regarding the reality series The Ultimate Fighter. As a veteran of the sport, it would seem below Sylvia to need to go on the show to get in the UFC, but that’s not how the 30-win veteran sees it.

I watch The Ultimate Fighter, and I would definitely do it if I needed to. I helped coach season two with Matt (Hughes) and Rich (Franklin).

Sylvia has won six of his last seven fights, falling to Abe Wagner in early 2011. However, a 2009 knockout loss to boxer Ray Mercer stains his resume.

It’s possible that the UFC could always look to Sylvia as a challenger for a rising star in the division, but given White’s choice words for “The Maine-iac,” it seems unlikely that we’ll see the 36-year-old inside the Octagon again.

  • Matt Silliman

    The haven’t done a Heavyweight season since Kimbo. They are due for one and Why not give him the chance. I would love to see how he does and I bet other people would too. Maybe the could get Monson and some other old veterans on there and call it TUF: Heavyweights, The Last Chance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757555113 Matt Pellerin

    i love the first line “dont think for a second tim silvia wouldnt do anything for another chance to compete in the octagon”. do u mean like train hard and not be a fat slob that has nothing but a reach?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757555113 Matt Pellerin

    sorry silvia u had ur time and clearly got lazy man

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757555113 Matt Pellerin

    lol looking at that pic that shirt might have its “breaking point”

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