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...

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,...

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...