The last time I saw Tim Sylvia was at a post-fight press conference in Worchester, MA after he beat Mariusz Pudzianowski. He asked me to pass him a bottle of water and then pointed out my fly was down. Amazingly, he was the first person to notice my zipper was at half-staff the entire evening. Either the lighting at the DCU Center was dim, or Tim Sylvia has owl-like vision and extraordinary attention to detail. If Mariusz Pudzianowski understood English, he probably would have joined Roxanne Modafferi, Butterbean, and the rest of the room enjoying a laugh at my wardrobe-malfunction’s expense. Props to The Fight Nerd for the emotional support thereafter.
I’m sure some of you are confused by the news from Steven Marrocco at MMA Junkie that Tim Sylvia has signed with Strikeforce. It caught us off-guard as well. The process of getting back into the top of the food chain has to start somewhere, and since he feels like he can beat 80% of the current UFC heavyweight roster, Daniel Cormier should be an interesting first step. We’re so happy for Tim Sylvia that we’re going to show you footage of his last fight where he knocked his opponent out in twelve seconds.
Update: It appears Dana White refuted MMA Junkie’s story. Bummer.