Maybe Jens Pulver, Rich Franklin and everyone else in the MMA world was right -- Tim Sylvia should not have accepted the fight against Ray Mercer back in 2009. Ever since those fateful nine seconds inside the cage, Ray Mercer has been attached to Tim Sylvia's name like a parasitic organism attached to a space marine's face just before he was going to dine in the mess hall aboard a space ship. If you've seen the movie Aliens, then you would know the only person that can remove this stigma from Tim Sylvia is Sigourney Weaver through the use of flamethrowers and giant, yellow power loader mech. Tim Sylvia doesn't need a UFC contract, the dude needs Ellen Ripley to solve his problems.
In a promo for his upcoming bout against Randy Smith on June 16th in Lewiston, Massachusetts, Tim Sylvia states that leaving the UFC was his biggest regret and now that he's focused, he wants back into the organization and believes he's invincible at 265 lbs.