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Tim Sylvia to World: Stop Blowing Up My Spot

Although it’s happened to countless office-drones in recent years, Tim Sylvia may be the first mixed martial artist to be fired from his job for talking shit about his boss on his blog. On Friday, he posted the following on the forums:

i have one fight left on my contract i want to stay with the ufc but i am going to go were the money is right now Brock is making more m0ney then me that has to change i have a better name then him and i am a better fighter then him, in case u didn’t know my manager runs m1 so i have a pretty good in so we will see what happens in the next few months.

Why doesn’t it surprise me that Tim Sylvia writes like a 14-year-old mall-girl? Dude, would it kill you to throw in some punctuation? Various websites picked up on the “Tim Sylvia to leave UFC for M-1″ angle of the forum entry and quickly re-posted it. Realizing that things on the Internet tend to get around, Timbo posted the following bit of damage-control on his site yesterday:

well let me just start off by saying people r fucked up by saying that i want to leave the ufc. I dont its my home and i would love to be there for the rest of my carear. Second I didnt say i wanted or even was thinking about m1 u guys (forum users) asked about it and I told u my manager runs it thats it, so please dont take shit out of context. Some of u people are going to get me in trouble with the ufc.

See what you’ve done, you bloodsuckers? You’ve gotten Tim so hot and bothered that he’s abandoned apostrophes altogether. And spell-check? Fucking forget about it. We think that once Monte Cox patiently explained to Sylvia that M-1 is not a legitimate fight organization, but rather an elaborate front set up to promote/protect Fedor Emelianenko — and leaving the UFC for M-1 would actually be a terrible career move — the Maine-iac had an “oh shit” moment and made that follow-up post.

The fact that Brock Lesnar has a $250,000 guarantee per fight clearly bothers Sylvia. What bothers us is the fact that Sylvia seems to think his recent performances should entitle him to a raise. He isn’t popular with fans, and he’s at least a couple fights away from another title shot. Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar probably generated 20 times his salary in UFC 81 pay-per-view buys. Supply and demand — it’s a bitch, buddy.

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danasucks- February 11, 2008 at 6:01 am
not interested in his writing skill here.
I just want his move to M1 gets through
so that Fedor can eat him alive.
Big Ol' Set of Trunks- February 10, 2008 at 9:06 pm
I agree that Tim hasn't been overly exciting to watch and at the end of the day it's the excitement for a fight (being a spectator sport) that brings in the cash. I have stopped ordering PPV when Tim is on the main card ever since that Pitbull fight that was the biggest sleeper for a belt.

But how 'bout the dude behind Tim in the photo with the legs for arms and arms for legs?

Anyway, I can see Tim's annoyance with the respective payouts of Brock's and his. I know he's been there and had some exciting KOs, but in the relentless world of mob-viewed sports - it's what have you done for me lately. I used to have a hate-on for Tim, but he's just doing his thing and I hope he brings the intensity back.

And who gives a crap about a fighter that isn't as eloquent as someone that hasn't taken a few too many to the head. Although, I will say that Matt shouldn't go near a computer/typewriter like Wayne Rooney. But we all like a good comedy too.
gti4me- February 10, 2008 at 7:13 pm
That guy is the most boring fighter the UFC has even seen. Why on earth would he ask for a raise? When he fights, it's like watching a slug on stilts. No thanks.
SikSik6- February 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Little known fact: Tim Sylvia signed his UFC contract in crayon.
godzillad- February 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm
Honestly, that shit is just embarrassing. Mayhem, who's entire charachter is being an internet asshole, doesn't even type like that. Did Tim graduate high school? Does Militich read contracts aloud to him? How is that possible? Can someone make this guy get a GED?
Old, Bald and Irish- February 10, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Olie sez:

"The guy chases wild hogs in camo gear for fun"

Olie, you say that like there's something wrong with chasing wild hogs.....


Oh man! I gotta find out more about Sylvia! This guy sounds like a bigger trainwreck than Amy Winehouse!

Somebody, please, stick this guy on a reality show! Follow him around with a camera 24/7! Think of how balls-out entertaining this could be!

And please, don't get me started on that tat. My 5 year old has cooler tats that she pressed on her arm with warm water......
Olie- February 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm
The guy chases wild hogs in camo gear for fun & has a stupid tribal tattoo. What else did you expect? Okay, maybe even I didn’t expect him to type like that, but it doesn’t surprise me!
Old, Bald and Irish- February 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm
Is this for real? I mean it. Is this a joke?

Did he REALLY spell "m0ney" with a zero?

Did one of his kids get the login to Dad's blog?

Can I change my vote on the Cage Potato Poll to "If I ever see that clown fight again, it'll be too soon"?