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‘WTF?!’ of the Day: Get in Shape with Tim Sylvia (Yes, THAT Tim Sylvia)

(And if you act fast, he’ll throw in “How to Throw a Leg Kick” for free!)

Are you a fat, nerdy MMA fan who lives with his mother and spends his time trolling the Internet? Well, obviously not, so you’ll have to play along here. But if you were overweight, and also decided that the whole “eating healthier and exercising” thing didn’t involve enough former UFC champions for your liking, then would I have a treat for you. Tim Sylvia has founded The Maine-Iac 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge, so that you can get in shape with the former UFC champion.

So what is inspiring Tim Sylvia to challenge his loyal fans? Is he trying to persuade people that fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son? Is he concerned about the rising obesity rates in our children? Believe it or not, it appears he’s doing this due to his own weight issues. I know, I can’t think of a single mean-spirited, sarcastic comment to make here, either, so let’s hear it from the former champion himself:

Well as most of you know, I am in my late 30?s and getting towards the end of my fighting career and I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder to maintain my weight. I received a short notice on a fight opportunity and weighed 330 lbs. at the time. To be in ultimate fighting shape – I needed to be 265 lbs! I only had 5 weeks to drop so a friend of mine turned me onto the Body by Vi Challenge. Within 3 weeks I lost 35 lbs but I had to bust by butt to get there!!! With that being said I was so surprised at how easy this diet was and how great the shakes tastes. Needless to say I am a believer and happy to share this with all my friends and fans. Join me in this journey to a better lifestyle. So please if you’re interested in a better way of life and just want to feel better – Join Me Today in the Body by Vi 90 day Challenge!

I know what you’re thinking: How can a guy with such an intense workout routine balloon up to 330 pounds? The answer, of course, is a lack of $249 Transformation Kit -proudly labeled “Tim’s Kit” – in his diet. Said kit contains some protein powder, a multivitamin, some flavor packets, and a whole lot of snake oil scientific weight loss stuff.

As Fightlinker pointed out, Sylvia’s challenge is really just an affiliate thing of the Body by Vi Challenge, meaning that Tim makes money off of everyone who buys something from his site. Eh, we’ve seen worse attempts at paying bills from former MMA fighters. Much worse. So how about picking up some protein powder from a former champion?


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mma4ever- March 13, 2013 at 7:01 am
Abcoob and ravenfight peddle ur shit somewhere else assholes .
intercept440- March 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm
mma4ever- March 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Looks like u could serve a drink off his head
ElSuperTerrible- March 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Ah, another shameless money making scheme in a long line of shameless money making schemes. Remember when he charged $20 for an autograph through his website (as long as you sent an SASE as well)? How about the time he sold his PS3 on eBay, included a picture of himself holding it while wearing the belt in the ad and offered to sign the box WHILE HE WAS STILL CHAMPION? My favorite of all time, though, was when he raffled off a chance to go bear hunting with him in Ontario, with all proceeds from the raffle going to...himself.
El Guapo- March 11, 2013 at 11:42 am
"Within 3 weeks I lost 35 pounds"

Baby fat, Fat Bastard.
Fried Taco- March 11, 2013 at 9:04 am
Count me in, Tim! I need to balloon up to 265 so I can fight heavyweight at NAGA!!
SethF- March 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm
@ 12 oz.

I wonder if he was talking about the NYE fight against Ishii this year, where he showed up weighing 300 lbs and looking like a globe made out of cookie dough and chest hair.
DARKHORSE06- March 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Goddamnit! Am I the only Tim Sylvia fan left *sniff sniff?*
Remember when he fought Couture? That was exiting.
Remember when he fought Arlovski? That was exciting.
Remember when Mercer raped him in front of God and Country? That was exciting.
Remember when he shit his pants or was on that dating show? Come on! The guy brings it every time.
Mir please break Brocks neck- March 11, 2013 at 1:25 am
Im a Tim Sylvia fan too. I wonder though....does he EVER even speak with Matt Hughes and Pat M. anymore? They were all a 'team' before. Now that the UFC owns Hughes soul.... I guessing that makes things weird between the two now??
Pen Fifteen- March 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm
"Deadly kick for a fat fucker."
The12ozCurls- March 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm
What I am wondering about is his "short notice" fight when the Blob weighed 330. Three weeks later he was STILL 30 pounds from 265! How short notice was this fight? 3 months? That ain't "short notice."
crappiefloper- March 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm
The funniest part is," towards the end if my fighting career"
Cheeseburger Eddie- March 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm
I do know some girls who have used that body vi thing. They all looked pretty good when it was done but like it said in the article, Tim's doing it for the $$$.
Mr_Misanthropy- March 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm
The turkey gizzard smoothie and bacon-wrapped bear claw are excellent sources of calories for maintaining vigilance during lackadaisical training sessions or all night DUI stakeouts.
cman- March 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm
The push-ups into a bowl of donut holes was my favorite part along with the '200 ways to flavor straight lard like custard' book in the kit. Mmmmm mmmmmm mint chocolate lard sounds A-mazing!
KungfuJaysus- March 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm
Lol. Enough said. So, Tim has fans?
Mir please break Brocks neck- March 11, 2013 at 1:26 am
Im a Sylvia fan!
cwr- March 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm
Much, much worse:
mma4ever- March 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm
I heard it makes u shit your pants
XENOPHON- March 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Mir please break Brocks neck- March 11, 2013 at 1:26 am
No. That's gerbil juice. Totally different.