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Seven days ago, Tim Sylvia told his friend and longtime training partner Sherman Pendergarst that he was coming back to the UFC after four years away.

The next day, Pendergarst succumbed to cancer, and Sylvia received another punch to the stomach when he heard he wasn't signed.

When Sylvia later found out that Frank Mir would be fighting Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce instead of him, he was "shocked."

"I love to fight," Sylvia said. "I still want to do it. I still can do it, and I think I'm still one of the top 20 in the world."

He's started making funeral arrangements for his friend.

"It was one of the hardest ones I've had to deal with," Sylvia said. "Just because I went and saw him the night before he passed, and that I went to the hospital as he was laying at rest in his hospital bed just to say my goodbyes. I keep thinking back and seeing Sherm and knowing that he's no longer with us.

"It was definitely a dramatic moment, like, 'Whoa, I'm back.' A few hours pass, and it's like, 'Oh, I'm not fighting now.' This sucks. But I think in the long run, all of this stuff makes you stronger."

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7/26/12 9:47 PM
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7/26/12 9:53 PM
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Timmah is dreaming. The ufc doesn't need him, unless he fights for free like he said, then why not.
7/26/12 9:54 PM
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Thank god they didn't sign him. the last thing I care to see is an obese tim sylvia leaning against the cage for an entire fight. we got rid of that once, we don't need it again.
7/26/12 9:58 PM
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 Humphrey prefers his dudes lean and hairless.  You fucking fruit.
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 why no bellator ?
7/26/12 10:06 PM
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Hong Kong Phooey -  why no bellator ?
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I'm sure they would be happy to have him Phone Post
7/26/12 10:07 PM
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Hong Kong Phooey -  why no bellator ?
I've wondered this many times, Bellators HW division only has 2 legit fighters and I think Timmy would have a great chance to win the tournament and title. Phone Post
7/26/12 10:09 PM
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Chomas -  Humphrey prefers his dudes lean and hairless.  You fucking fruit.


I think he just prefers athletes to be in shape. It's crazy!
7/26/12 10:10 PM
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Who has he beaten to get back into the UFC? Phone Post
7/26/12 10:11 PM
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 Timmay I know your reading this, and I believe. Tim could do good things in Bellator like someone said above.
7/26/12 10:15 PM
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Tim should "train" with Ubereem. Tim + horsemeat = no can defend.
7/26/12 10:34 PM
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7/26/12 10:41 PM
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First of all, he'd have to lose 50+ to make the heavyweight limit.
7/26/12 10:46 PM
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Ummm, Tim does know that StrikeForce is not the UFC.....right?
7/26/12 11:08 PM
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There aren't an awful lot of big name fighters with Sylvia's history out there. It'd be nice to give him a chance, and I think he'd help Strikeforce's ratings.
7/26/12 11:13 PM
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i'm all for him fightin in the ufc again.
7/26/12 11:20 PM
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MMA noob doesnt know who pendergarst is. Now, quick, go wiki him so you can pretend like you do.
7/26/12 11:27 PM
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stfu all you internet thugs
7/26/12 11:35 PM
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Tim didn't bitch or complain, he's disappointed but still pushing forward. Regardless whether you like him or not, he's showing some class than many fighters don't.
7/26/12 11:38 PM
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It's almost at the point where I'd like to see him win the UFC HW title again ...almost.
7/26/12 11:53 PM
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WTF? Why won't they let Tim fight? Give him a chance, if he fails, he's a big name and can't possibly have a worse fight than Kongo's last appearance.

Are they afraid if he loses it makes the UFC look bad since he was their longest reigning HW years ago?
7/27/12 12:24 AM
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I'm guessing that Tim pissed off a swollen little bald guy somehow, and a hurt butt is contributing to Tim's inability to fight for a league he was once the champion of. Phone Post
7/27/12 12:50 AM
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Yeah I'd like to know the whole story but he's definitely done nothing to earn his way back in. He can't even be bothered to lose enough weight to get in shape Phone Post
7/27/12 1:05 AM
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feel bad for tim that he popped for roids. wish someone could get him on a good program to beat the test



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