Archive: Tim Sylvia

Aug 5, 2014 8:16 am

Sylvia Slams UFC: ‘They’re Doing Sh*t To Piss Me Off’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has been butting heads with the UFC, especially UFC President Dana White, leading up to the UFC’s return to Sylvia’s home state of Maine. The Maine-iac (yes that’s what he actually went by for those who didn’t know) spoke to MMA Mania about UFC Bangor: “Dana is the way...

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

Tim Sylvia And Michael Bisping Engage In Twitter Beef

Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia shared a heated exchange on twitter recently. For the former UFC heavyweight champion, the basis of his argument was pretty simple. ‘Holla back when you have a UFC belt of your own.’ Check it: “@LukeRockhold: @bisping @mmamania @CungLe185 no spitting on opponents corner is...

Jun 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Pat Miletich will be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee

According to the online schedule for next weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich (29-7-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will be the next man to join the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame. “The Croatian Sensation’s” UFC Hall of Fame induction is slated for next Sunday, July 6, at 2:30...

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...

May 14, 2014 8:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: Dana White Blocks Tim Sylvia on Twitter

By Evan Stoumbelis Tim Sylvia hasn’t fought for the UFC since 2008 when he lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. However that hasn’t stopped the 3-time champ from campaigning to get on the UFC’s Fight Night 47 card in his hometown of Maine. Apparently Sylvia’s call to arms via Twitter was too much for Dana White,...

May 13, 2014 3:02 pm

UFC Boss Explains Why Arlovski & Not Tim Sylvia

Last week we learned that Tim Sylvia had jump started his campaign to return to the UFC with a Facebook group and a direct and clear call-to-action for his loyal fan following. With Arlovski’s recent signing, it seemed like the former champ may have had a shot at his dream fight in Maine. UFC President...

May 8, 2014 6:41 pm

Tim Sylvia Wants UFC Return In Hometown – ‘Would Almost Do It For Free’

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia caught wind that the UFC is heading to Bangor, Maine and he wants in. ‘The Main-iac’ has been trying to get back in to the ZUFFA owned promotion for year’s but with the recent signing of Andrei Arlovski, is there actually some hope? Here’s what Tim has to say...

Mar 20, 2014 11:28 am

Rich Franklin Turns Down Cincinnati Bout Against ‘Lil Nog’

Former UFC middleweight champion and Cincinnati resident, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, hasn’t seen the inside of The Octagon since his 2012 first round KO loss to Cung Le. Since then, Franklin, has been enjoying life on the sidelines and mixing up juice cocktails in LA, as part of a new business venture he owns, called, Zelin...

Feb 19, 2014 11:03 am

UFC Making Ohio Return, Cincinnati Event Slated For May

For the first time in almost seven years, the mecca of mixed martial arts will return to Cincinnati. The event, set for May 10, will be televised on Fox Sports 1, and looks to be emanating out of the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials made the announcement this past Tuesday, and you can also find the news on...

Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

The UFC’s Bad Guys: Former Champs Who Beef With Dana And The UFC

It’s no secret or surprise that Dana White has stirred up his fair share of controversy during his years as UFC president. And although there are countless people that he has had disagreements with its the ex-champs of the organization that seem to stand out amongst the crowd. The most infamous spat is most likely...

Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it:

Jun 4, 2013 10:58 am

Free Fight Video | Big Nog vs. Tim Sylvia

Back in 2008 the UFC’s heavyweight division was left without its champion, Randy Couture, due to a lengthy contract dispute. At UFC 81 Tim Sylve and Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera fought for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title.

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

Mar 6, 2013 10:05 am

Ricco Rodriquez Allegedly Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI | MMA NEWS

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez was reportedly pulled over and arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, California. According to MMAWeekly, Rodriguez was booked for misdemeanor DUI after failing a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement stated that Rodriquez was cooperative and voluntarily took the breathalyzer test. Several hours after the arrest,...

Sep 3, 2012 9:54 am

ONE FC adopts PRIDE rules for soccer kicks | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor This past Friday the Singapore MMA promotion known as ONE FC held it’s fifth event in Manila, Philippines. Overall the “ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation” card was a huge success, producing exciting fights and finishes. The one thing that was left to be desired after watching the event was a...

Aug 30, 2012 6:34 am

ONE FC 5 weigh in results | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor The weigh ins for ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation took place yesterday, and all the fighters participating on the card successfully made their respective weights. The event itself takes place at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, on Friday and the entire card is available live via online pay-per-view...

Aug 23, 2012 6:41 am

If You Missed This Past Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio Listen To It Now!!!

This week on Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli spoke with four huge guests. Fomer UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia who will face Andrei Arlovski for the fourth time at One FC on August 31 was the first one on the line.. UFC featherweight Evan Dunham who will face TJ Grant at UFC...

Aug 19, 2012 11:59 am

PODCAST- Join BJ Penn.Com Radio Tonight at 6:30pm Eastern

Tonight on Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli will speak with four huge guests. Fomer UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia who will face Andrei Arlovski for the fourth time at One FC on August 31 will kick things off. UFC featherweight Evan Dunham who will face TJ Grant at UFC 152 on September...

Aug 3, 2012 7:34 am

ONE FC 5 Gains Sylvia vs. Arlovski 4 | MMA NEWS

Tim Sylvia has been very vocal about fighting again for Zuffa. When his bout with Strikforce hevyweight standout Daniel Cormier was taken away at the last minute and given to Frank Mir, he openly admitted he was crushed. Now it looks like he will have a chance to prove he belongs in the big leagues...

May 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Herb Dean Set To Oversee Dos Santos vs. Mir at UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner As the date approaches for UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to battle in the middle of the octagon, a referee for the bout has officially been assigned. In a meeting held on Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that veteran MMA referee Herb Dean would be officiating...