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Tim Sylvia reveals 'big announcement,' says he would 'absolutely' do The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) if he had to

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Remember that "big announcement" former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was teasing for April 14? Well he revealed all on his Twitter account and while some were surely hoping Dana White had changed his mind about bringing "The Maine-iac" back to the UFC, that's simply not the case.

Instead, it was just as my colleague Jesse Holland said it would be: a simple fight announcement on a regional show later this year.

Indeed, Sylvia announced at the Fight Night 2 event in Biddeford, Maine, that he will be returning to action on June 16 in Lewiston, Maine, against an opponent to be announced later.

That doesn't mean Timmah is giving up his dream of making a return trip to the Octagon one day. In fact, when he's not outright begging to be let back in or retweeting fans pleading to the powers that be, Sylvia was telling The Hammerfisting Podcast that he would go through The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) house to earn his spot.


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You know what, i would probably watch

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Post #2   4/16/12 1:52:16AM   

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This begging is kind of getting sad. He would do TUF if he had to? The odds of Dana letting the former UFC heavyweight champ to do a reality show for up and comers would be ridiculous. Sorry Tim as cool as it would be to see you back, you've had you're chance.

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

This begging is kind of getting sad. He would do TUF if he had to? The odds of Dana letting the former UFC heavyweight champ to do a reality show for up and comers would be ridiculous. Sorry Tim as cool as it would be to see you back, you've had you're chance.

I think Dana said that the only way he would let Tim in the UFC is ifn he went through TUF

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It would be weird. I'm not opposed to it though.

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Don't know if he could win TUF, unless it was weak casting.

Roy Nelson had to go through TUF.

Really don't want to see him on it. He just needs to shut up, get in shape and start winning, let his fighting do the talking.

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could you imagine a TUF HW comeback season? w/ arlovski, sylvia, rizzo, monson. throw fedor in there for good measure & that'd be the best season yet!

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When was the last time he made 265?

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A heavyweight comeback season is probably the best case scenario for Timmay

Theres very few heavyweights out there who genuinely would have a shot at competing in a new TUF HW season:

Travis Wiuff - Current Form: 11-1-(1)
Peter Graham: Current Form: 4-0
Chris Barnett: Current Form: 7-1

If you did a none Bellator or Zuffa comeback season there'd be a few fighters who would make it interesting:

1 Tim Sylvia
2 Mike Whitehead
3 Eddie Sanchez
4 Tim Hague...
5 Todd Duffee
6 Seth Petruzelli
7 Travis Wiuff
8 Abe Wagner
9 Joey Beltran
10 Neil Grove
11 Goran Reljic
12 Marcio Cruz
13 Titties
14 Paul Buentello
15Justin McCully
16 Sean McCorkle

Heck even throw in
Ricco Rodriguez or Tuchscherer or Morecraft

If Timmay won that season, or whoever won that season in my eyes would have without a doubt be more than deserving of that contract

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Posted by Pookie

When was the last time he made 265?



Kraneotakis fight in November seems to have him listed at 265......not sure though

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

could you imagine a TUF HW comeback season? w/ arlovski, sylvia, rizzo, monson. throw fedor in there for good measure & that'd be the best season yet!



Now that idea has some merit. ...but I still don't think Timmeh has earned it. If he's any good he can make waves the normal way...by mopping up at all the small shows he's doing. Earn it big boy.

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The UFC could use another TUF of former UFC fighters...always fun to see some old names and how they've crapified or gotten better...

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Whatever HW's that don't make the cut from the SF roster could be given the opportunity to go though the TUF process. Add Tim and a few other random HW's and it could be a decent season. Not realistic probably, but there are very limited ways to make a competitive HW season.

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Posted by jjeans

A heavyweight comeback season is probably the best case scenario for Timmay

Theres very few heavyweights out there who genuinely would have a shot at competing in a new TUF HW season:

Travis Wiuff - Current Form: 11-1-(1)
Peter Graham: Current Form: 4-0
Chris Barnett: Current Form: 7-1

If you did a none Bellator or Zuffa comeback season there'd be a few fighters who would make it interesting:

1 Tim Sylvia
2 Mike Whitehead
3 Eddie Sanchez
4 Tim Hague...
5 Todd Duffee
6 Seth Petruzelli
7 Travis Wiuff
8 Abe Wagner
9 Joey Beltran
10 Neil Grove
11 Goran Reljic
12 Marcio Cruz
13 Titties
14 Paul Buentello
15Justin McCully
16 Sean McCorkle

Heck even throw in
Ricco Rodriguez or Tuchscherer or Morecraft

If Timmay won that season, or whoever won that season in my eyes would have without a doubt be more than deserving of that contract



That would make for an insanely good season of TUF.

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Posted by Budgellism


Posted by jjeans

A heavyweight comeback season is probably the best case scenario for Timmay

Theres very few heavyweights out there who genuinely would have a shot at competing in a new TUF HW season:

Travis Wiuff - Current Form: 11-1-(1)
Peter Graham: Current Form: 4-0
Chris Barnett: Current Form: 7-1

If you did a none Bellator or Zuffa comeback season there'd be a few fighters who would make it interesting:

1 Tim Sylvia
2 Mike Whitehead
3 Eddie Sanchez
4 Tim Hague...
5 Todd Duffee
6 Seth Petruzelli
7 Travis Wiuff
8 Abe Wagner
9 Joey Beltran
10 Neil Grove
11 Goran Reljic
12 Marcio Cruz
13 Titties
14 Paul Buentello
15Justin McCully
16 Sean McCorkle

Heck even throw in
Ricco Rodriguez or Tuchscherer or Morecraft

If Timmay won that season, or whoever won that season in my eyes would have without a doubt be more than deserving of that contract



That would make for an insanely good season of TUF.



Definitely agree with the both of you

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