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Not So Fast: Dana White Says Tim Sylvia Not Fighting for UFC or Strikeforce

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Is he or isn’t he?

He isn’t.

Despite earlier reports, including one from us at MMAWeekly.com, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is not going to be facing Daniel Cormier under the Strikeforce banner on Sept. 29 in Sacramento, Calif.

UFC president Dana White on Thursday said that Sylvia was not headed to Strikeforce, but an initial Friday report by MMAJunkie.com, which our sources backed, indicated that Sylvia was indeed headed into a fight with Cormier.

Late Friday evening, however, White talked to MMA.tv, who reported that “White said the signing was never announced, and that ‘long story, but yes, Tim is not with Zuffa.’”White commented on Twitter, shooting down the Tim Sylvia signing.

There were apparently negotiations going on, at least according to our sources, but regardless of the details, the fact remains that White is sticking by his original statement that Sylvia is not going to be fighting under the Zuffa umbrella at either the UFC or Strikeforce.

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Post #1   7/21/12 6:34:41PM   

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Sucks for Tim, so who is Cormier going to fight?!

Post #2   7/21/12 6:55:20PM   

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glad to see this. i didnt see timmy getting much out of this except an asswhoopin. same with DC, a win over tim at this point wouldnt really do much for him.

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Post #3   7/21/12 9:56:53PM   

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at least knowing dana, this means nothing and its just as likely to happen even though he says never

Post #4   7/21/12 10:08:48PM   

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This whole Zuffa/Strikefroce/Showtime bickering has gotten old, real fast.

Post #5   7/22/12 11:50:04AM   

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Daniel Cormier is ducking him.

Post #6   7/22/12 12:24:27PM   

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Does Dana even have the ability to make that happen legally....I mean isn't Strikeforce "it's own company"?

Post #7   7/22/12 12:59:05PM   

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Wonder if ol Timmy ever learned to defend against an overhand right ??

Post #8   7/22/12 6:28:34PM   

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Tbh I've seen Sylvia get beat down enough times already. He's not relevant in the least and it wouldn't make sense to feed him to cormier anyways.

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Post #9   7/22/12 8:53:34PM