To be fair to Telligman, he is actually a pretty good fighter with very good striking ability even at his age. Just look at the war he had with Pedro Rizzo at UFC 43.
He has just been unfurtunate that he always seems to get the very top guy's to fight every time he steps foot in the Octogon (Vitor Belfort, Pedro Rizzo, Tim Sylvia).
I also saw that thing about him being dead which is just BS. If a fighter were to ever die in the Octogon, God forbid, it would be the end of the UFC. They would be shut down and basically outlawed in every state in the country.