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So Ray Mercer vs. Tim Sylvia is cool, but Wes Sims vs. Tim Sylvia is ruled ‘non-competitive’?

So Ray Mercer vs. Tim Sylvia is cool, but Wes Sims vs. Tim Sylvia is ruled ‘non-competitive’?

I just wish there was a Ray Mercer app on the iPhone that GPS located and evaluated his mood at any given time. If you were to launch that app now, it would probably say Ray Mercer is rolling on his living room floor laughing and smacking around furniture. The MMA world was stunned when a 49 year old boxer KOd the former UFC heavyweight champion in only nine seconds. The bout was initially a boxing match but due to some technicality, it was changed to an MMA ruled event. Now months later, the scheduled bout between Tim Sylvia and Wes Sims has been ruled ‘non-competitive’ by the Ohio commission.

“The commission felt the fight was not going to be competitive at this time after comparing [Sims’ and Sylvia’s] records and the opponents both fighters had faced. And even though it was 2004, Sylvia previously stopped Sims at 1:36 of the first round.”

“Brandon Lee Hinkle has been approved. He has faced tougher opponents and is also a professional boxer. In Hinkle’s last fight, he went four rounds with a 20-2 Chris Tuchscherer, who just earned a victory at UFC 109.”

So the moral of the story here is if you’re a 48 year old ex-boxer with an exhibition MMA record of 0-1 and an professional MMA record of 0-0, it’s cool to go toe to toe with an ex-UFC heavyweight champion. Alright, I get it. I nearly panicked there. For a split second, that didn’t make any sense. [Source]

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