(Photo courtesy of Tim-Sylvia.com)
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:
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