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Tim Sylvia Heads to Japan, Still a Crybaby Asshole

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Tim Sylvia, who has been laying low since his 36-second humiliation at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko in July, may return to competition in a month — on the other side of the world. According to a new report on Sherdog, Sylvia’s manager Monte Cox is angling to get him booked at either DREAM/K-1′s "Dynamite!!" event on New Year’s Eve, or Sengoku 7 on January 4th. Cox said that Sylvia has been granted a "certificate of eligibility" to participate in either promotion, and confirmed that he won’t be a part of Affliction’s second show on January 24th. No word yet on who the Maine-iac might be facing in Japan; as he told Sherdog, "I don’t think anyone ever knows until about a week before they fight."

But there is somebody that Timmy does have his eyes on: None other than MMA cautionary tale Ken Shamrock. As Sylvia tells it, “I was supposed to fight Ken Shamrock December 20…in a small show called XP3 Promotions. I believe in Texas, but it’s postponed to February now." But why on Earth would Sylvia want to fight a 44-year-old light-heavyweight who’s lost seven of his last eight fights? Well:

“I love to fight and a fight’s a fight. He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a legend. To progress your career you always have to fight somebody like that. I don’t know if he’s a stepping stone or anything, but he’s been on some of the same cards I’ve been on and he’s been highlighted over me, so I want to let people that I am better than this guy and there’s no reason he should have been highlighted over me."

Tim, what’s past is past. You need to beat up Ken Shamrock because he used to be more popular than you in the UFC? Good Lord you are fucking pathetic. Of course, like everyone else in Tim Sylvia’s life, Ken Shamrock wants nothing to do with him. "Our organization was approached some time ago about the prospect of Ken fighting Sylvia, but it was rejected," said Shamrock’s manager Ron Donohoo. Ah, no worries — he’s used to it

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Tyler- January 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm
Tim Sylvia looks like he just came in that picture.
Robert- December 20, 2008 at 9:45 pm
Tim Sylvia Shits hisself!
tyler- December 4, 2008 at 6:10 pm
Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz IV make it happen.
Anonymous- December 4, 2008 at 10:34 am
WTF!?!?! that is not a rumor!!! dude watch the fight look it up... it is not at all hard to find!!
Billybobmarleydylan- December 4, 2008 at 9:55 am
Cmon, the dude fought Randy, Big Nog and Fedor...the top of the heavyweights and realized he cant cut it. The thing with Timmmaay is that he is a huge mofo and can win against a lot of people...but not the elite. There is only so much size can get you. So hes stepping his competition down a bit...but its hard for him to get the same moollah for lower he has to resort to something like challening ken shamrock...who is freaking delusional enough to maybe accept his challenge. Its either shamrock or kimbo. I think timaaaaay vs overeem would be a decent fight, but in this stage of his carreer i think timmaaaaayyyyy really needs a win and im not sure of his chances with overeem. I understand what hes trying to do....but still....Weaaakkkkkk.
Massiveamounts- December 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm
Ahh, gotcha Lincoln, yeah I guess I did say that you were influenced by took it as meaning something else so yeah I apologize for the misunderstanding.

I understand that you enjoy a good brawl I do also, but you still did not give me one example as to why you think Slice has heavy hands. I've not seen proof in any of his fights even his backyard you tube's just not true. As I said above though I would love to hear why you think that, a bit of proof not personal opinion. Cheers Lincoln
Lincoln- December 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm
You said "I think people think that he has heavy hands because Elite constantly spewed that bullshit". Now are you going to try and tell me that you weren't insinuating that people were influenced by Elite with that comment? Kimbo Slice has KO power.He doesn't have a lot more in his arsenal,but there is no denying he throws power punches,and that's part of his appeal people like to see a good brawl once in awhile.Including myself I love to watch a guy like Tito Ortiz pound someone out with his brutal ground£,or someone like Jason McDonald or Josh Thomson pull of a slick submission,and sometimes nothings better than a big brawl with a guy like Kimbo.
Massiveamounts- December 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm
@ Lincoln, lol....huh, I didn't accuse you of being influenced by elite .....I'm just curious as to know why you think he has heavy hands. What was it you saw with your own eyes....because as I said above he's done nothing in any of his fights to make me believe that. I'm not going to go over why that is because it's all above but knocking down a guy thats been put away in meer secs by his previous 4 opponents and a little over a minute by another, knocking down Abbott a washed up drunk and ....wait not much else... he couldn't put away Thompson for gods sake, what did you see with your own eyes that makes you believe he's got heavy hands? I said I wouldn't repeat why I think that but I guess I lied,

I have no idea where you think I said anyone is being influenced by elite, but I didn't, oh and I've got massivly uge big brass monkey nuts but I never said you or anyone here with a different opinion than mine was influenced by elite, so take that nonsense somewhere else.
Lincoln- December 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm
I saw it with my own eyes Massiveamounts Kimbo hits like a fucking Mack truck.If someone has a different opinion than you then you accuse them of being influenced by Elite? Where do you get the balls.
Massiveamounts- December 3, 2008 at 8:47 am
@ Lincoln, the below is why I think Kimbo doesn't have heavy hands, the only fight besides the ones below was the Abbott fight, so you think Kimbo has heavy hands because he knocked out a nearly 50 yr old drunk who looks like he doesn't even train anymore.....come on, the only reason anyone could think Kimbo has heavy hands is because Eliete continually told you so and he looks like he should have heavy hands....but please tell me you or anyone why is it Kimbo has heavy hands....because he stopped a guy in the first (Cantrall) that had been stopped in 55 secs, 26 secs, 5 secs, and 1:35 in the first in his last 4 fights before the Kimbo fight....or is it because he couldn't knock out or justifiably stop even, a man (Thompson) who's been knocked out or stopped by nearly everyone with power that he's faced....or because he stopped a guy (Tank) who's a nearly 50 yr old drunk that looks like he doesn't even train any longer.....which is it, because I can't think of one reason anyone should think he has heavy about you explain that to me. Oh and shit even in his you tube vids he never knocked anyone out, beat the hell out of a bunch of line cooks and bouncers but he never even knocked any of those bums out.

I think people think he has heavy hands because Eliete continually spewed that bullshit so that they could justify why they were pumping him up as the second coming of christ, because he was qualified as far as training, he has no ground game.....what else could they say to big up their biggest star.

I'm looking forward to anyone explaining why they think Kimbo has heavy hands, in fact I'm going to post a similar question in the forums.....fuck it I'll just copy and paste anyone care to explain check out the forums or answer here, but for gods sake let me know why.

"the dude has unquestionably strong hands" I've got to disagree with you for the first time on this, he hit James "a strong breeze makes me feel faint" Thompson how many times and couldnt put him away....I mean laying out Tank and Cantrall doesn't justify saying he has strong hands. Heres Cantrall's previous three fights before getting in the cage with Slice. L, Imes, 55 seconds in the first....L Huckaba 26 secs in the first, L Huchaba 5 secs in the first. Oh and the fight before that he lost at 1:35 of the first.

I don't even think Kimbo is that great a striker or has that much power, sure he looks as though he would but he's not convinced me. I've seen Thompson be layed out by almost everyone that's semi capable thats he fought, Slice had nearly three rounds of power shots against him and didn't finish him.

Massiveamounts- December 3, 2008 at 8:42 am
*wasn't qualified*
Anonymous- December 3, 2008 at 1:36 am
Mir is the man.....cmon u know u would brag about snapping a guys forearm like that too
Lincoln- December 3, 2008 at 12:20 am
Ken didn't take a dive against Franklin he slipped going for a leg because he knew that was his only shot.Who didn't know that Franklin was going to win that fight? Why the fuck would someone have Ken take a dive in a fight no one thought he was going to win anyway besides WWF fans,and for the record Kimbo Slice does have heavy hands, but not much else.Tim vs. Ken if it happens I want to see it.I also agree with the Anonymous poster whose clamoring for Tim vs. Hong Man Choi and Tito/Ken IV. I'd love to see that.I'll also add Kimbo vs. Bob Sapp and Gina Carano vs. Cyborg.
Massiveamounts- December 2, 2008 at 11:19 pm
Fuck what the hell was I poppin off at the mouth typos also, shit it's late and I worked a 14 hr shift today I guess partial delirium has set in. My bad
Massiveamounts- December 2, 2008 at 11:08 pm
@ Mayhem, that was also when Timmey was juicing also....that was before he was caught if I recall correctly....and the whole time he still looked like a misshaped moron, but his biceps and arms were twice the size before he got caught as they are now.

Oh and Ben I couldn't agree more about Timmey, he is a whinny cunt, he's the two worst things I hate to see in a fighter, a complaining asshat and a cheater. I have respect for nearly anyone who gets into the cage being a ametur fighter myself but damn theres only so much a person can take when it comes to whinning like a 13 yr old girl with a skint knee....stand up and take shit like a man Timmey.

This is obviously being set up by Monte Cox, he can't have all that cash he makes from affliction's bloated fight pay to Tim pissed away in the wind, it's about him protecting his money more than it is Timmey wanting to fight Ken because he was billed higher than Tim of course he's been billed higher than you, he's a legend or was. I don't think he was billed higher or even on the same ufc card but for one of Tims fights, it's just the only lame ass excuse he could come up with to not look like he was just searching for an easy fight with a recognizable name so that he doesn't suffer another beat down and not be offered shit for his future bouts. The politics of the fight game makes me throw up a lil bit in my mouth sometimes.

Although heres to hoping it never reaches the level of ridiculousness that boxing is.....but with Brocks near immediate shot at the heavyweight title, the constant recycling of previous matchups, standgate, everything involving Kimbos career in fact....(oh and while I mention Slice, please Ben dont' ever say Kimbo has heavy hands again, see my post on the Slice K-1 piece for an explination as to why you shouldn't) the zombie eliete's seemingly headed to Boxing we just need to see fighters rack up 40 plus wins before they face a decent opponent only reason we haven't seen that is because there isn't enough fighters or orgs. for that to happen yet.

Ken's just looking for a payday, it wouldn't surprise me if he's not being paid to take a dive by Cox....sort of like what he did in the Franklin can't tell me that wasn't a phantom of a ghost punch that lead him to fall, I've watched the gif and fight dozens of times and Rich didn't even connect and Ken fell out like he'd just stepped on a land mine.

All that said, I dont agree with it but hey it's a fiight of course I'll watch
Timmey and Ken both suck shit as far as fighters go although....not judged on their skill but the things they do that involves the fight and fight game.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm
This fight has to happen.I'll take this over GSP/Penn2 any day.When this is done I want to see Tito/Shamrock IV and Tim Sylvia vs. Hong Man Choi.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama is an act that Shamrock vs. Sylvia cannot follow. Sylvia must study all aspects of Takayama's style and charisma in order to have even a small chance of having an exciting fight with Shamrock - let alone anyone else.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 3:15 pm
What about Sylvia vs. Zuluzinho? They both showed similar styles when fighting Fedor. Who is superior Zuluzinho or Sylvia?
Rich s.- December 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm
As much as i hate that fat bastard, Tim Sylvia, this opens up some matches i would love to see [including Sylvia/CroCop], and when i say i would LOVE to see them, that's mainly because i've always wanted to see Sylvia unconcious, and i think some of the guys over there can do it :)
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 2:53 pm
Sylvia vs. Funaki
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm
It isn't a rumor. The fight was stopped, the clip can be seen on youtube... Tim wanted to keep fighting, Mir snapped his right forearm in 2, literally with an armbar.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Ken Shamrock wins this. Didn't Tim Sylvia shit his pants before in one of his fights?
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Ken Shamrock is an asskicker. Randy Couture is the has been.
Pac-Man- December 2, 2008 at 11:55 am
Damn. That drunk chick defeated him. I wonder if she's related to OB&I?
Rick Dickulous- December 2, 2008 at 11:50 am
Sylvia vs. Shamrock- Battle of the pancake tits.