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Report | Tim Sylvia Signs With ZUFFA, Will Face Cormier Under Strikeforce Banner | MMA NEWS


After a lengthy social media campaign practically begging for another shot in the UFC, former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia now finds himself one step closer.

Several media outlets reported yesterday that “The Maniac” has indeed come to terms with the ZUFFA organization and is now set to square off with Strikeforce HW Grand Prix Champion, Daniel Cormier.

The two heavyweights are expected to fight on September 28 in Sacramento, California.

Sylvia is a five-time UFC heavyweight champion who fell off the map following back-to-back losses against Ray Mercer and Fedor Emelianenko in his post-UFC career. He has since gone on to string together a respectable 7-3 record since his last UFC appearance at UFC 81.

Cormier last saw action taking out Josh Barnett to earn the Strikeforce Grand Prix championship. He is regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the world and with an undefeated record will transfer to the UFC after the bout against Sylvia.

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28 Comments to Report | Tim Sylvia Signs With ZUFFA, Will Face Cormier Under Strikeforce Banner | MMA NEWS

  1. ThaGreenBandit says:

    No shot. Hope beating Cormier isn’t his one n only ticket back to the UFC…

  2. Brend0magic says:

    RIP Tim Sylvia, if he pulls this off I will be blown-fucking-away.

    • danielrchargers says:

      yeah what the fuck… well he got a fight he was hoping for, if he somehow wins than well… Welcome back to the UFC? mabey…
      10% chance he wins.
      hes been on the downside of his career… Cormier is a fucking monster who has not even peaked.

  3. Holyshitballs says:

    Cormier will knock his ass out or pound him out…

  4. A.James says:

    OMG I wanna see this! I hope Cormier doesn’t finish him immediately.

  5. MMFT says:

    oh god… target practice.

  6. Scotty says:

    Looks like Zuffa wants to give Cormier an easy, fast win so they can get him into the UFC without any injuries.. Plus I think they are trying to prove a point about Sylvia!

  7. Drew says:

    Tim Sylvia = the most awkward looking fighter in the cafe ever from his weird looking ankles to his punches an old person can see from a mile away

  8. Bg says:

    dana denied it by the way **** in my mouth for life

  9. Bg says:

    big dicks are good for your health

  10. jbeamazing says:

    this story is not true you herd it here first

  11. Omar says:

    Waste of Time for DC?

  12. McLovin says:

    Cormier will recycle another can. Stupid fight.

  13. T.DADDY says:

    Tim ur gonna get Destroyed…lol

  14. Quitcrying says:

    This fight is retarded…omg…how can they justify Silvia getting a title shot? Worst match up ever but if Silvia some how wins it would make a great comeback story.

  15. Bob says:

    Silvia comes from a weak ass league going 7-3 and now he deserves a title shot at the second best MMA organization in the world? LMFAO.. Biggest mismatch in history.. If this fight really goes down they did this to hype up cromier even more and give him a easy win to welcome him in the UFC.

    Whats up with Zuffa having these huge ass mismatch fights? Oh well I am not paying for it but better believe I will watch it as I am a MMA fan.. hahaha

  16. Tsimanga says:

    Kick his ass Tim…. I hope he pulls it off.

  17. Bd says:

    This the type of ammo any human would thrive on if they have any fire in them.. I see a Tim Sylvia who is going to prove a statement … What more motivation does a person need than having the world doubt your ability .. I see Sylvia going balls out

    • B-rad says:

      Im sure hes gonna come to fight, he always does. But maaaaann, this is SUCH A MISMATCH holyshitballs.. I dont like makin predictions like this but Sylvia is goin down hard, hope he doesnt get hurt :/

  18. MARV3L0US says:

    Cormier is a beast, now way will sylvia beat him.

  19. GnusmaS says:

    He campaigned for the best and got the best in SF. If he does not deliver than he better try to sell more garbage hunting trips for $2500…

  20. Monkey says:

    awww timmy tim tim. :(

  21. who cares says:

    this isnt happening. White responded to the rumor at ufc 149 prefight press and said that tim is not signed to zuffa.

  22. Pijan says:

    Dana probably put him in this situation because he wanted to see him Fail. It’s going to be tough. Sylvia got what he wanted, he took the first step. Now let’s see if he really wants it. Will be interesting, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to see him win. If he pulls it off though, I’ll be shocked.

  23. jones says:

    poor tim all that crying is going get him killed

  24. koolg says:

    maybe this was dana throwin him a bone so he stops this bullshit beggin to be in ufc, he will get smashed then end of story.

  25. dogfart says:

    this doesnt make sense
    hes going to die

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