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2/18/12 10:34 AM
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JasonVee
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I don't know why this interests me, but it totally does. Humble pie is a better flavor for Big Tim. That being said, my problem with Tim is that his most exciting fights are the ones that he loses. His wins are boring. It's hard to be a fan of a guy that wants to grind out decisions in a jab and sprawl fest. If he wants UFC fights, he needs to be pretty emphatic that he's changed his fighting style to get Joe Silva's attention. Phone Post
2/18/12 10:37 AM
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Maybe Tim should first try out for bellator Phone Post
2/18/12 10:54 AM
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whiteghost - Big Tim keeping it real.

Willing to fight for $25k/$25k if the UFC will bring him back.

I hope he puts together some wins over good competition and Zuffa brings him back.
Desperate and kinda pathetic, imo Phone Post
2/18/12 10:56 AM
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caliphornia - Tim was exciting at first. But Not sure if I can ever forgive him for the many years of retaining his title by "fighting not to lose"

My god, I swear some of those fights were so bad they scarred my soul for life Phone Post
Don't think he was fighting not to lose. Roids are used for a reason. Phone Post
There was an jnterview at the end of his title reign where he actually said "i dont fight to win, i fight not to lose"

And did you not see the monson fight? That was arguably the worst fight in the history of title fights. And the only time that a red (big John) had to literally call time, stop the fight, and tell the fighters "look, this is a FIGHT. you have to FIGHT".

Not hating... I'm just sayin Phone Post
Monson deserves every bit as much of the blame for that stinker.

He had absolutely nothing To offer inthat fight and Sylvia would take no risks. Phone Post
How would Overeem have done against Monson? Phone Post
2/18/12 11:26 AM
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I jsut don't see how begging and groveling should be the way to get back into the UFC.

have some friggin pride. if you can't earn your way back in, maybe you shouldn't be there.
2/18/12 11:28 AM
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although i will admit, to watch him be humiliated again (which he's done numerous times already) would be interesting since he said something he could never back up, that he could beat 80% of the division. I think 80% of the division could beat him. quickly.
2/18/12 11:29 AM
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Humphrey - I jsut don't see how begging and groveling should be the way to get back into the UFC.

have some friggin pride. if you can't earn your way back in, maybe you shouldn't be there.
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2/18/12 11:30 AM
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caliphornia - Tim was exciting at first. But Not sure if I can ever forgive him for the many years of retaining his title by "fighting not to lose"<br><br>My god, I swear some of those fights were so bad they scarred my soul for life <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
Don't think he was fighting not to lose. Roids are used for a reason. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
There was an jnterview at the end of his title reign where he actually said "i dont fight to win, i fight not to lose" <br><br>And did you not see the monson fight? That was arguably the worst fight in the history of title fights. And the only time that a red (big John) had to literally call time, stop the fight, and tell the fighters "look, this is a FIGHT. you have to FIGHT". <br><br>Not hating... I'm just sayin <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
Monson deserves every bit as much of the blame for that stinker.<br><br>He had absolutely nothing To offer inthat fight and Sylvia would take no risks. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

I was actually loving Sylvia's solid ground skills finally being showcased, haha, but yeah it was otherwise uneventful.
2/18/12 11:59 AM
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Never a big Tim fan...ever since he bombed in the ufc and more importantly on blind date.


Butt maybe not 80% but atleast 40% win ratio vs current roster.

But if you think jason brills deserves to be in the ufc well then TIM should be in the hall of fame.

Give him a one fight contract vs loser of Kongo vs Hunt.

if he cant beat mark hunt then byebye and its winwin cause Mark Hunt is loved by the fans.


used to be a hater and now a supporter. WAR TIM
2/18/12 12:18 PM
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 I think I have such fond memories of Tim as the first UFC fight I ever watched was when Randy came out of retirement to fight Tim. I was about 18 years old, and had just moved out of my parents place, where they never had cable so this was new to me.

It might have been Zuffa marketing, but the fight was billed as The Maniac was an unstoppable goliath, and Randy was an over the hill guy, who just wanted to show the world he wasn't used up, and still had some fight.

Since that night I haven't missed a UFC.
2/18/12 12:37 PM
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I'd like to see Tim back. The UFC could even put him on a Facebook prelim.
2/18/12 12:40 PM
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croy_00 -  I think I have such fond memories of Tim as the first UFC fight I ever watched was when Randy came out of retirement to fight Tim. I was about 18 years old, and had just moved out of my parents place, where they never had cable so this was new to me.

It might have been Zuffa marketing, but the fight was billed as The Maniac was an unstoppable goliath, and Randy was an over the hill guy, who just wanted to show the world he wasn't used up, and still had some fight.

Since that night I haven't missed a UFC.
It was amazing

That was the single greatest fight I ever saw. I remember jumping up and screaming when Randy knocked him down with the first punch. For the next 25minutes as I watched the fight, I was hopping around and shadow boxing. I'm sure my neighbors could hear me yelling Phone Post
2/18/12 12:48 PM
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I think Tim should be brought back. Nearly all of his fights in the UFC were great to watch. The arlovski feud was awesome and the potential of a frank Mir rematch would be fun. The UFC has brought back fighters that are far worse. Why not? Phone Post
2/18/12 1:00 PM
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croy_00 -  I think I have such fond memories of Tim as the first UFC fight I ever watched was when Randy came out of retirement to fight Tim. I was about 18 years old, and had just moved out of my parents place, where they never had cable so this was new to me.

It might have been Zuffa marketing, but the fight was billed as The Maniac was an unstoppable goliath, and Randy was an over the hill guy, who just wanted to show the world he wasn't used up, and still had some fight.

Since that night I haven't missed a UFC.
That would be a fun rematch if Randy was down. He should go out on a win. If Tim wins, he's back and the UFC would easily gets some buys for that fight from old school fans. Phone Post
2/18/12 1:45 PM
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 Reggie/Tim,

If Tim needs his account information back please email me at jason@mixedmartialarts.com.

Great video, its awesome to hear someone be so open, honest, and humble about themselves.

I can only assume Tim is lurking this thread, we would love to see you back to the UG and posting a little bit. We are doing our best to get rid of the shitheads and keyboard warriors, but it is becoming a never ending battle. However there is a much larger percentage of people who would love to interact and be respectful with you, don't let the assholes get to you. Just ignore thier comments and talk to the real fans, and we will do our best to curb that shit talkers. 
2/18/12 2:09 PM
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Mir vs Tim rematch would be nice Phone Post
2/18/12 2:10 PM
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 Thanks Jason. I'll make sure Tim sees this.
2/18/12 2:10 PM
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I'm starting to like Tim a bit more, he always came off as cocky/not giving a damn in the past but he seemed very honest and down to earth here.

I can see why Zuffa is pessimistic about signing him because of his lack of motivation in the past. Maybe he needs a killer performance outside of UFC before he gets back in where he shows up in great shape and looks dominant.

On the other hand he fought for Affliction in direct competition with UFC so that prob doesn't bode well in his favor.
2/18/12 2:15 PM
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I'm a longtime fan of this guy he is a regular guy who like many of us went through hell in life. I understand he had some boring fights but he has had some great ones win or lose. Tim vs monson and tim vs andrei 3 were the worst of his fights. He had one of the sickest head kick knock outs ever. I really hope he gets back in the UFC he is a problem for a lot of guys Phone Post
2/18/12 4:34 PM
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SIGN THIS MAN!

 
2/18/12 5:22 PM
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Glad to see that he managed his money well and is living a comfortable lifestyle. Smart guy.

I wouldn't mind seeing him back in the UFC. Give him a few fights to prove he's still got it and then let him fight his way to the top. we'll see if he can make it and it'll make the HW division a lot more interesting.
2/18/12 5:46 PM
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Not my favourite fighter but I wouldnt mind seeing him back in the UFC.
2/18/12 5:52 PM
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Good to see Tim being so humble and honest, good for him. Very refreshing. Was never a fan but he's growing on me.

But if you want to get back to the UFC, you have to treat ALL your fights like they're UFC fights. He's said the right things, now it's time to back them up by being in UFC type shape and putting on some UFC caliber performances.

Best of luck, Tim.
2/18/12 7:02 PM
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 Tim is a really cool guy and I am very impressed that is putting himself out there like he is.  It takes a big man to do what he is doing in such a public way.  I give him a lot of credit and hope to see him back in the UFC.
2/18/12 7:05 PM
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Up until this video (and I saw his other video asking the UG for help) I really didn't give a fuck about Sylvia; he was a cocky, arrogant champ and became very boring to watch, follow that with him coming into a fight at 311lbs and getting smashed, I was like "whatever, if he does well for a bit, give him a shot" but I really wasn't looking forward to the possibility of seeing him shamble around the cage, throwing his jab out for 3 rounds.

However, I'm now actually hoping to see him get another shot. I genuinely believe now that we're going to see him hungry and aggressive again. But he HAS to train and fight for each fight, from now on, like he's auditioning for the UFC; because he potentially is.

His record is still in the 3/1 win/loss ratio the UFC demands for potential new signees so, aside from sour grapes (of which you can accept, given their past) there's no reason they shouldn't consider him if he get's in shape and gets some impressive wins. But the past is the past, and the UFC have forgiven a few fighter's past problems with the company before.

Get yourself training like a monster, come to fight hungry and in shape and WARRRR TIMMY!!

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