The former UFC heavyweight champion spoke on his next fight with Adrenaline MMA on a recent edition of "Inside MMA". He mentioned that he wanted to return to the big show. When asked about if the big show meant returning to the UFC, Sylvia said "You know Dana's had some harsh things to say about me, but I've never said anything bad about him. When it comes to business, the best thing for Tim Syliva right now is to be in the UFC. They are the biggest organization, they have the most money, the best fights, and there would be some great fights if I was back in the UFC." Sylvia goes on to mention that he would like to have re-matches against Frank Mir, Randy Couture, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Of course he lost all of those fights and has since lost the two fights he has had since parting ways with the UFC. The last loss was an embarrasing ten second knockout against 48 year old former boxing champion Ray Mercer.
Here's what Tim Sylvia had to say right after parting ways with the UFC about a year and a half ago:
I'll be real active, fighting six or seven times a year," Sylvia said. "Adrenaline is a new company that's just starting up, but they're allowing fighters to fight outside of their organization. That's huge... Take for instance my last fight. Granted, I loss, but I came out of there unhurt and unscathed. I could have fought a week or two later.
"Being 32 years old, I have four or five good years ahead of me. I plan to make the most of it."
Well, I guess you could say that those goals just didn't come to fruition. Tim Sylvia was once thought to be one of the best heavyweights in the world and the guy is capable of beating some good fighters when he's there mentally and in shape. Would you want to see Tim Sylvia return to the UFC?