You could probably get the sense that I had this thought last night when I posted the weigh-in results for the Moosin in Worcester event in which Sylvia will face Mariusz Pudzianowski on tonight. I thought about the best way to put this, but basically Michael David Smith already hit the nail on the head:
We'll find out a little more about Sylvia when he fights former World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski on Friday night, but for now I'm more interested in what we found out Thursday when Sylvia stepped on the scale for the weigh-in at 305 pounds.
Basically, what we found out is that Tim Sylvia is a man who doesn't care enough to get into shape, a man not willing to put in the work to be the best, a man who would rather fight inexperienced opponents in freak shows than push himself to the point where he'd be fighting at a championship level again.
I'd likely argue that we are not going to find out anything really, I mean Sylvia is supposed to beat Pudzianowski tonight. However, the fact that Sylvia only weighed in 5 pounds less than he did for the Ray Mercer fight that was almost exactly a year ago speaks volumes to me. How could someone that's serious about their MMA career not get into shape? I know Pudzianowski is a big buy(weighing in at 273lbs), but Sylvia could weigh 350 and he's not going to be able to match that guy's strength if that was his excuse for coming in so heavy.
I posted what Tim Sylvia said earlier this week in regards to having aspirations to fight for Strikeforce or perhaps even the UFC again.
How can any organization take a fighter serious when they do what Tim Sylvia does? He comes in deftly out of shape and fights absolute nobodies. Futhermore, how do you go from fighting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fedor Emelianenko to fighting Ray Mercer and Jason Riley anyways?
Sylvia's weight problem and taking fights that mean absolutely nothing tells me that Sylvia isn't serious about his MMA career. He doesn't really want to fight Fedor again. He doesn't want to fight Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, or Brett Rogers. Stop playing man, if he was really serious he would have gotten his weight down(or never let it get that high to start with) and fought some decent heavyweights inside of these side show fights that are lose/lose situations for him.
SBN coverage of Moosin in Worcester