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No, Tim Sylvia Did Not Sign to Fight Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce

(Eh, it was funnier when Roy Nelson did it. / Photo via Pro Elite)

Last night, news of a former UFC star’s long-awaited return began circulating on the Internet. Of course, I’m talking about Logan Stanton’s surprise appearance at the UFC 149 weigh-ins. In a far-less-important related story, there were also reports about ex-UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia being signed to fight Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce. Since being humiliated by pudgy boxer Ray Mercer in June 2009, Sylvia has gone 7-1 in eight different regional promotions (with six wins by stoppage due to strikes), and maybe the time was right for a high-profile comeback. If you’ll recall, Cormier himself wasn’t against the idea.

Unfortunately, those reports were bullshit, as UFC president Dana White confirmed with the UG. “Long story, but yes, Tim is not with Zuffa,” White said. Sources indicate that negotiations were in fact going on, but for some reason Sylvia and Zuffa couldn’t come to terms. We’ll update you if more details come out. Cormier is still without an opponent for his September 29th Strikeforce swan song.

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linzhanef- July 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm
tommy5060- July 22, 2012 at 1:14 am
any1 want to tell me why the mma media never reported on this story?
Pen Fifteen- July 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Tim Sylvia looks like Herman Munster fucked Roseanne Barr.
IronClad- July 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Ew. Tim Sylvia is just gross. That turd smear isn't even funny when he's wearing a shirt making fun of himself. If dick cheese had a face it would resemble him. So...who's down to snort some lines off a stripper's butthole? Maybe have her fart it into your shotgunning a beer?
Mr_Misanthropy- July 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm
"Git out of dah cah! Dis is Tim Sylviahr wit dah Mee-lahn pahlise dehpahtmahnt!"
Mr_Misanthropy- July 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm
I think he wanted $850,000.00 to show and a lifetime supply of poutine and donuts as a win bonus.
Pen Fifteen- July 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm
I heard the deal stalled out over Sylvia wanting the sponsor fee waved for his two biggest backers, Depends and Oxyclean.
anastasiaohx55624- July 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm
my co-worker's half-sister makes $72 every hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 9 months but last month her check was $15820 just working on the computer for a few hours.