Before I begin, just want to say that I am a paid-up member of the Timmy backlash-backlash. Awkward- yes, Defensive fighter in last two fights- yes, Sharted before a fight- yes, Kind of fat- yes, Skilled and dangerous fighter- reluctantly, yes.
But obviously not amongst the very best.
So why does he think that he is the baddest man on the planet? This is my theory: I think it is because Pat Miletich tells him he is. As you can see in this article
MMA IS UPON US <br> THE IFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS | Zachary Levin
Miletich has, apparently "said repeatedly that the two best heavyweights in MMA are on his team". One is Sylvia, and one is a guy called Ben Rothwell.
Anyway, I think this could explain a lot: your coach, especially an illustrious one like Miletich, is bound to have a huge influence on you, and you could easily come to believe stuff like that, especially if you were champion.
Meanwhile, the bigger question is "What is Miletich smoking?". I mean, I haven't seen Rothwell fight, but are we really expected to believe that this guy is better than Fedor, Big Nog, Cro Cop and Barnett?