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Old 07-20-2012, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cormier v Tim Sylvia

Loads of the mma discussion pages are talking about it on my facebook but I can't find a proper source yet, will update when I do.

If it's true this is a pretty easy win for Cormier by any which way he fancies.

EDIT - http://mmajunkie.com/news/29803/tim-...t-29-event.mma

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ter a long and vocal campaign, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia apparently is getting one last chance to make good in the big show.

Or, for now, the smaller brother to the big show.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sylvia (30-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has signed a deal and will fight recent Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) at an event planned for Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif.

Sylvia and his manager, Monte Cox, declined to comment.

Regardless, Sylvia is now headed to Showtime for his Cormier bout.

Interestingly, Sylvia signed a multi-fight deal despite the impending close of the Strikeforce heavyweight division.

The five-time heavyweight champ has racked up three wins since a first-round TKO loss to "The Ultimate Fighter 10" veteran Abe Wagner that drastically set back his comeback. Overall, he is 7-3 since he fought Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 81 and lost by third-round submission.

Since that fight, Sylvia's career has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. He's lost to Fedor Emelianenko by submission in 36 seconds and been knocked out by former boxing champ Ray Mercer in nine seconds. Since then, however, his only setback has been to Wagner, though most of his competition has been against regional talent.

Cormier is now recovering from a broken hand following his win over Josh Barnett in the grand prix finals, which took place in May.

Earlier this year, Sylvia vigorously campaigned for another shot in the UFC and urged his Twitter followers to do so. At one point, he even shot a video of a workout and posted it online, presumably to show he was fit enough to compete in the UFC.

But UFC president Dana White flatly rejected the idea of a Sylvia return.

"No," White then told MMAjunkie.com when asked whether Sylvia could possibly be seen again inside the octagon. "I don't even know what Tim Sylvia's done. The last Tim Sylvia fight I saw, he got knocked out by a boxer. What has he done since then?"

White, in fact, also denied rumors of a potential Strikeforce deal just this week.

A dearth of heavyweights in Strikeforce may have provided the golden opportunity, though. Cormier and Barnett were the only two heavyweights official to Strikeforce, and after Cormier outpointed Barnett, few options were apparent for a final Strikeforce-Showtime fight required before the disbanding of the division.

Sylvia is undoubtedly happy to take that role.
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Here ya go mate

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After a long and vocal campaign, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia apparently is getting one last chance to make good in the big show.

Or, for now, the smaller brother to the big show.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that Sylvia (30-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has signed a deal and will fight recent Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) at an event planned for Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif.

Sylvia and his manager, Monte Cox, declined to comment.

Regardless, Sylvia is now headed to Showtime for his Cormier bout.

Interestingly, Sylvia signed a multi-fight deal despite the impending close of the Strikeforce heavyweight division.

The five-time heavyweight champ has racked up three wins since a first-round TKO loss to "The Ultimate Fighter 10" veteran Abe Wagner that drastically set back his comeback. Overall, he is 7-3 since he fought Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 81 and lost by third-round submission.

Since that fight, Sylvia's career has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. He's lost to Fedor Emelianenko by submission in 36 seconds and been knocked out by former boxing champ Ray Mercer in nine seconds. Since then, however, his only setback has been to Wagner, though most of his competition has been against regional talent.

Cormier is now recovering from a broken hand following his win over Josh Barnett in the grand prix finals, which took place in May.

Earlier this year, Sylvia vigorously campaigned for another shot in the UFC and urged his Twitter followers to do so. At one point, he even shot a video of a workout and posted it online, presumably to show he was fit enough to compete in the UFC.

But UFC president Dana White flatly rejected the idea of a Sylvia return.

"No," White then told MMAjunkie.com when asked whether Sylvia could possibly be seen again inside the octagon. "I don't even know what Tim Sylvia's done. The last Tim Sylvia fight I saw, he got knocked out by a boxer. What has he done since then?"

White, in fact, also denied rumors of a potential Strikeforce deal just this week.

A dearth of heavyweights in Strikeforce may have provided the golden opportunity, though. Cormier and Barnett were the only two heavyweights official to Strikeforce, and after Cormier outpointed Barnett, few options were apparent for a final Strikeforce-Showtime fight required before the disbanding of the division.

Sylvia is undoubtedly happy to take that role.
Source: MMAjunkie.com

This fight is so sad - I see Sylvia taking the whooping of a lifetime here, and him signing a multi-fight deal with Showtime is indeed very, very weird? :S
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Must have edited it just as you posted!

yeah it's a strange one and pretty pointless I think, the only thing for Cormier to do is go to the UFC. He is leagues ahead of everyone in Strikeforce and even most UFC fighters.

Timmeh is going to get embarrassed.
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I can't imagine it going any differently than Fedor vs Sylvia. Cormier's gonna leap in with some power shots and put Tim on his ass within a few minutes.

Would be such a crazy upset if Tim won though.
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Wow... Big Tim versus Cormier... RIP Goofy Goliath
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Cormier gonna beat some ass.
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Mismatch, yes. But also a pretty smart $ making idea. I mean I can hear the commercials now "Former UFC HW Champion and WAMMA Title Contender vs SF Grand Prix Champion". It could be fun. And if Tim wins and gets back in the UFC, Id watch rematches with Mir and Nog. Big Tim was beating Nog crazy b4 he got choked out. Imma say that this Big Tim has nothing to lose and everything to gain. If that fight happens, win or lose, he makes himself relavent again, even if just momentarily.
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Imma say that this Big Tim has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Just the opposite for DC. I don't think there is a chance in hell Sylvia wins this, but it would really derail DC if he did. Hopefully he will take him seriously smack him down early and get to fight one more fight in UFC this year.
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This is a showcase fight for Cormier to basically fight and win anyway he wants...

Put him away fast and brutally DC don't play the good show thing.
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Its ironic for me that Cormier would always beat Sylvia using MMA and would probably dominate Sylvia. If Cormier fought a pure striking match with Sylvia then it would be a close fight.
Cormier has shown great striking which is still raw but he shows discipline in his technique which is rare. Sylvia as a MMA fighter is a good fighter but not great. Sylvia as a striker is dangerous to any HW apart from the elite.
If Cormier can beat Sylvia striking then he will definetly be a elite HW threat for me as we know his amazing grappling.

We may look down on Sylvia for being boring, I still cant forgive the Arlovski/Sylvia 3 fight.
He is still a great striker when using his physical attributes and we have to respect that.
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