Tim Sylvia can be a title contender and beat 80-percent of the heavyweights in the UFC

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Dberntson
2/15/12 3:41:21PM
Beating 80% of the heavy weights does not make you a title contender, it makes you a gate keeper and card filler. That said, there are plenty of fighters employed by the UFC that are just card fillers and never will be title contenders.
machodog76
2/15/12 4:35:26PM
I just want to know which heavyweights he thinks he can beat and who these, "fans" of his are that he's talking to? Even at the peak of his career I didn't know anyone who actually like to watch him fight. He doesn't seem like that bad of a guy but he's painfully boring to watch.
Boo_Radley21
2/15/12 5:00:20PM
80% no, but I'd love to see him back I was always a fan of Tim Sylvia. My biggest wager win ever on this site was his fight with Vera
Aether
2/15/12 5:07:33PM
I've been one of the guys who defended Tim, and I never thought that he became that terrible of a fighter, but I also agree that if he wants to get back into the UFC, he needs to lose a lot of weight and get a couple of noteworthy wins on his record, it's a pretty standard and established path. Lots of guys get a second or even third chance in the UFC, but they do it by working hard and winning fights that aren't complete mis-matches outside of the UFC.

I think he can be a middle of the road guy in the UFC still, he won't be a contender, but again, he needs to not weight like 300 pounds, it's stupid for him to think he deserves to get another chance without putting the effort in.
tmas
2/16/12 12:15:44AM
IF he can make 265 let him get a fight....former champ that should be an automatic opportunity for fighters..
bjj1605
2/16/12 1:34:34AM
Yes....but who would want to watch him fight?
emfleek
2/16/12 8:45:56AM
Timmeh tried telling me on Twitter last night that the first two rounds of Ellenberger/Sanchez should've been scored 10-8 in favor of Ellenberger.

I'm now convinced he's just taken too many shots to the head.

Pookie
2/16/12 5:05:29PM
60-65% would be about right. I think he could beat very few of the top guys, a couple of the non-elite, most of the Gate-keepers, and alot of the scrubs. Though there would still be guys who had his number on every level(Like Mark Hunt )

But first the guy needs to get back down to 265. It's not even worth thinking about if he can't get anywhere near fighting shape.
lohmann
2/16/12 5:35:06PM

Posted by Pookie

But first the guy needs to get back down to 265. It's not even worth thinking about if he can't get anywhere near fighting shape.



His last fight was contested at 265. (Sylvia won a lackluster decision after winning a bout mostly contested within the clinch.)
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