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Video: Tim Sylvia Takes Us Along For a Night Shift With the Milan Police Department

(Video courtesy YouTube/HDNetFights)

If you didn’t believe us when we told you that Tim Sylvia is a part-time cop in Illinois, maybe the ride-along video above will convince you. 

Notice that the department made Big Tim shave off his goatee and those trademark mutton chops — not because they have a dress code, just because they thought he looked ridiculous. Rumor has it they eventually made him stop wearing his Powerhouse World Promotions heavyweight strap while on duty, too.

The former UFC heavyweight champ’s worries that nobody would recognize him were soon squashed.

"I”ve been recognized a few times pulling guys over," he explains. "Some guys when I pull up and ask for their license, registration, insurance, they’re like, ‘Are you Tim Sylvia?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ ‘That’s cool, man. I just got pulled over by Tim Sylvia,’ and I’m like, ‘Well, be safe, slow down and have a good day.’"


I’m not sure if he mentioned this in the psychological portion of his entrance exam, but it seems that Sylvia is still holding a grudge over tasting Andrei Arlovski‘s "pee pee pee" and the fact that a proposed rematch with Wes Simms was rejected last year by the Ohio Athletic Commission.

"There’s a couple fighters out there I’d like to put the cuffs on and throw them in the back of the squad car, Wes Simms being one of them and Andrei Arlovski being the other," Sylvia says. "If I had to choose either one, I’d probably choose Arlovski over Wes. It’d be really fun if he resisted."

When asked whether or not he has had to employ any of his MMA techniques while in uniform, "The Maine-iac says there was this one time…

"It was a noise complaint.  I went up and knocked on the door and opened the door and a big old lady answered the door. When she opened the door she started screaming in my face. I’m like, ‘Man, this lady is going to attack me and I’m going to have to suplex her off these top steps.’ I’m serious. This lady was like 260 pounds, if not bigger, and she was known as a mental lady and was always going off her meds and stuff," Sylvia recalls. "We were like, ‘Oh boy.’ I just repeated my sentence, ‘Ma’am, this is Tim Sylvia from the Milan Police Department. We had a noise complaint, could you please turn the music down and show me your ID? It went well after that. She was like, ‘I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.’ Everything went fine after that."

What he left out was the fact that the woman thought he was Sylvia, but because he didn’t have the facial hair the UFC fighter usually sported, she figured she was mistaken. It turns out she placed a big bet on the Randy Couture fight.

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doowm- January 28, 2011 at 9:55 am
@rex13 "What's tim weighing in at these days"
Tim Sylvia weighs in at 311 pounds for Titan FC 16 HT: replaymma.com Titan Fighting Championships...(1-27-11 on bloodyelbow)
TellaTruth- January 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm
dammit Dog Dicks Magoo u beat me to it.
What if Arlovski resisted? would they circle for 25 minutes like last time???
DARKHORSE06- January 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm
As one of the two or three Tim Sylvia fans out there I love seeing this dude driving around as a cop. I am amazed that he was unable to save enough money to open his own gym and teach. Same thing with Jens Pulver.

One thing though - what kind of a dick pulls somebody over for making a lane change without signalling? WTF Tim?
Waldizzle- January 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm
HAAHAHA @ Beef Kurtains, spot on rofl
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- January 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm
probably makes more money working part time as an officer then fighting
Sniffer-Piffits- January 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Thanks Lesnar. I peed a little just thinking of it. Now I gotta ride an hour and a half to get home form work and I'll STILL watch the video before I change my chaffing piss pants.
BlackLesnar- January 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm
@Sniffer-Piffits It was Assuerio Silva.
Sniffer-Piffits- January 27, 2011 at 11:57 am
Who did he fight when he shit his pants. I wanna youtube that for sure! lol
Dog Dicks Magoo- January 27, 2011 at 11:20 am
That was just a boring as his career.
C-Bus Allstar- January 27, 2011 at 11:04 am
LMAO!@ Rex13


That was awesome. Pure win.
El Guapo- January 27, 2011 at 10:50 am
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna-the-f'k is that smell?!? Did somebody shit themselves? Where's Officer Sylvia??
Fried Taco- January 27, 2011 at 10:37 am
Just got an email from HDNet. Tim's next fight will be tomorrow and broadcast on HDNet! I'm hoping he brings his police baton.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2011 at 9:45 am
@ beef_kurtains - exactly what I was thinking when readin this! LOL!
OneMorePunchFujita- January 27, 2011 at 9:32 am
"What he left out was the fact that the woman thought he was Sylvia, but because he didn't have the facial hair the UFC fighter usually sported, she figured she was mistaken. It turns out she placed a big bet on the Randy Couture fight."

OMFG ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!! LOLOL!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAH!11
Horror Fighter- January 27, 2011 at 9:18 am
How taste my popo?
Viva Hate- January 27, 2011 at 8:47 am
Bad boys
Whatcha want, watcha want
Whatcha gonna do
When Sheriff John Brown come for you

Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When they come for you

Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When they come for you

Cops is filmed on location with men and women of the Milan Police Department, one of which has already shit his pants on television and also acted like a complete creep on a dating show. All suspects are innocent until proven.........Wait, yes dude really did shit his pants, imagine if he did it during a chase? I mean until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sniffer-Piffits- January 27, 2011 at 8:45 am
@ beef-kurtains
LOL! Say it! Say car ramrod!
Sniffer-Piffits- January 27, 2011 at 8:43 am
@ LOKI

I think Silvia vs Sea gull would be just as entertaining... Your thoughts?
beef_kurtains- January 27, 2011 at 8:42 am
Rod Farva?
KarmaAteMyCat- January 27, 2011 at 8:37 am
Tim "The Doughnut Killer" Sylvia
BONGTAR- January 27, 2011 at 8:24 am
I'm going to 'persway' (:57 mark) a career in law inforcement now.
MKO- January 27, 2011 at 8:14 am
He seems to have shed that pesky extra chromosome since his Blind Date appearance.
MyDonkeyPunch- January 27, 2011 at 8:10 am
I'm convinced the Powerhouse belt is underneath one of his fat rolls under his uniform.
cecils_pupils- January 27, 2011 at 8:07 am
I would pay top dollar to see Tim Sylvia suplex a 260 woman off the top steps. TOP DOLLAR!
LOKI- January 27, 2011 at 8:05 am
Sylvia vs. Seagal.....do it.
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