“I would definitely like to get back in the UFC or Strikeforce. We have talked with Strikeforce but right now we don’t know what is happening right now. There is guys I want to fight in both shows…I would imagine Strikeforce would be better for me because they would be a little more lenient with me instead of locking me down, there is a lot of things you can’t do when you fight for the UFC. With Strikeforce I could probably fight more often, the UFC has so many top guys now that they are only fighting twice a year and I don’t want to do that…I want to fight Overeem, Fedor again, Werdum is a good fight and me and Rogers would be a good fight. Arlovski I think would be [like our fight] number three again, me knocking him out. I think I ruined the poor guy, since I knocked him out he hasn’t been the same.”

— Tim Sylvia on Tapout Radio, transcribed via Fighters Only, expressing a desire to fight in the UFC or Strikeforce

I’m not sure what incentive the UFC has to bring Tim Sylvia back in, but if he lowers his asking price to a fair level, Strikeforce might find some value in adding him to their heavyweight roster. He at least gives guys he hasn’t fought like Brett Rogers, Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Silva another potential opponent. No reason to ever see him fight Fedor again though.

For now, Sylvia has a big fight with Mariusz Pudzianowski this weekend. Tim says he’s been training with 300+ lbs. wrestlers, isn’t impressed with Pudzianowski’s skills and is going to punch Pudzianowski harder than he’s ever been punched in Poland.

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