UnderGround Forums Where Are They Now? – Tim Sylvia

3/27/20 10:46 AM
1/1/01
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Tim Sylvia, arguably the most underrated heavyweight in league history (two-time heavyweight champ, beat Andrei Arlovski twice in a row, and Ricco Rodriguez, almost tapped Jeff Monson) reflects on his fighting career and his new roles as a hunting show presenter, development contractor, and father.

3/27/20 11:12 AM
1/24/16
Posts: 2352

I always liked Timmy

3/27/20 11:20 AM
10/14/12
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dinkledorf - 

I always liked Timmy


Same here!
3/27/20 12:10 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 63491
SuperFightFan - 
dinkledorf - 

I always liked Timmy


Same here!

Me three!

I judged his first fight. Before it, he walked up and asked, pretty nicely, if I was his opponent? He was 6' 6" and maybe 330. I stammered out a "no nope no just a j-j-j-judge."

It was in one of the rings at Manny Neves' (RIP) gym in RI. Was a training ring. Tim took one step and hit his opponent with an open hand (was called Pancrase Rules then). The guy fell over unconscious, and foam started coming out his mouth. Then the police showed up.

The opponent came back later from the hospital and had a few beers, was fine. And Tim went on to become heavyweight champion of the world. So I have been a huge fan since ever since.

I wicked miss Manny, too.

3/27/20 1:11 PM
6/3/18
Posts: 2971

Loved that guy I hate the way the way Dana treats him. Absolutely a pioneer. 

3/27/20 1:15 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 62778

I liked Tim except for when he beat Cabbage.  Seems like a good guy will watch later

3/27/20 2:16 PM
11/28/03
Posts: 109927

i aint against hunting but...

 

 

lost his killer instinct when he had a kid
so now he kills animals on tv?

3/27/20 2:22 PM
3/16/15
Posts: 26196
I met him several times at fights in the Midwest. He was a head taller than anyone else in the crowd. I am 6'3" and I looked up at him.
3/27/20 2:45 PM
7/5/13
Posts: 10970

Maybe people don’t remember how big of a deal it was to tap the snowman. Monson was a fuckin monster.  

3/27/20 3:13 PM
6/21/12
Posts: 1506

Later

3/27/20 3:25 PM
8/19/03
Posts: 28470

Sylvia was a tough, skilled guy, no doubt about it.  He overshot by a long way, then potential he probably should have had.

 

He (and his fellow UFC HW's) were just unfortunate to be on the B-Side of the time when compared to PRIDE's HW roster.

 

He gets a ton of hate from people who discredit his skills just because they didnt like him.  He was one of, if not the most effective and successful fighters of his size in the history of the sport.

 

The hate for him used to be crazy, considering that he was not really any douchier than anyone else of the time. 

Edited: 3/27/20 3:28 PM
1/1/01
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dinkledorf - 

I always liked Timmy


Me too. And I still think his striking was/is under-rated.

Watched him well before the UFC at a Monte Cox show.

Yes he was an awkward looking son of a gun while striking, but it was pretty damned effective striking at the same time.

Big Tim was capable of knocking out any damn body IMHO.

He should get some kind of an award for being the guy that accomplished the most with the least.

Natural talent...Not much.

Willingness to work his ass off...far more than most.
3/27/20 3:31 PM
9/20/19
Posts: 2102

With a better fight IQ he would have been a great. 

3/27/20 3:37 PM
2/23/10
Posts: 156

Was a really neat watch. I wonder where his child's mother is. His home is only about 100 miles from mine.

Tim made a ton of money to fight Fedor. more than anyone on the banned card. 

3/27/20 3:44 PM
1/1/01
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HillboFrateTrane - 

With a better fight IQ he would have been a great. 


I think for the time and place it happened, he was one of the greats.

I think he ended his career at like 31-10. His last 3 or 4 losses, he didn't even seem into it.

Take off those and he would have ended at 31-6. A damn fine record for anyone.

3/27/20 3:52 PM
8/12/09
Posts: 12604

"I'm a PM for roofing company"
*shows up to one of his projects and has no idea that he's got OSHA violations in the double digits, says nothing, lets the camera crew keep recording, and lets it all into the video.


not hating though, he's seems OK and it's good to see him doing well.

3/27/20 4:00 PM
4/27/07
Posts: 7665

Him walking around everywhere with his belt and shitting his pants is what I'll always remember him for

3/27/20 4:13 PM
1/1/01
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KingMartyrJack - 

All you tars saying you liked Timmy.

 

 

LOL @ you.

He was the most hated man in MMA for a long while.

Walking around everywhere with that damn belt lol.

 

And then tested psotive for steroids. His only redemption is he admitted it.


He still worked harder than you ever have.

And very likely accomplished far more than you ever will.




3/27/20 4:19 PM
1/1/01
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KingMartyrJack - 

All you tars saying you liked Timmy.

 

 

LOL @ you.

He was the most hated man in MMA for a long while.

Walking around everywhere with that damn belt lol.

 

And then tested psotive for steroids. His only redemption is he admitted it.


My ignore list, that was un-used for 15 or so years, is growing exponentially. Welcome to the club.


The one thing you all have in common... 2019 or 2020 join dates, almost exclusively.


Negative minded, loud mouthed, know-it-alls, you kids all have those traits in common as well.

LOL at you too, just for being a damn fool.

Edited: 3/27/20 4:22 PM
1/1/01
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KingMartyrJack - 
Dryfly -
KingMartyrJack - 

All you tars saying you liked Timmy.

 

 

LOL @ you.

He was the most hated man in MMA for a long while.

Walking around everywhere with that damn belt lol.

 

And then tested psotive for steroids. His only redemption is he admitted it.


He still worked harder than you ever have.

And very likely accomplished far more than you ever will.




Mmmm. Nope. I don't think so.


I do. Enough so to bet on it.

3/27/20 4:23 PM
3/26/18
Posts: 1001

Big Tim Fan. All heart baby. He gets a spot in the Hall Of Fame. Pioneer. 

3/27/20 4:33 PM
2/18/10
Posts: 433
KingMartyrJack -

All you tars saying you liked Timmy.

 

 

LOL @ you.

He was the most hated man in MMA for a long while.

Walking around everywhere with that damn belt lol.

 

And then tested psotive for steroids. His only redemption is he admitted it.

Him going everywhere with the belt was hilarious. 

3/27/20 4:35 PM
2/23/10
Posts: 158

I remember Pat saying Tim was so uncoordinated when he first joined the team. Saying that Tim would jump rope himself to tears. 

Edited: 3/27/20 4:37 PM
2/23/10
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3/27/20 4:40 PM
3/26/18
Posts: 1002
Kirik -

Tim Sylvia, arguably the most underrated heavyweight in league history (two-time heavyweight champ, beat Andrei Arlovski twice in a row, and Ricco Rodriguez, almost tapped Jeff Monson) reflects on his fighting career and his new roles as a hunting show presenter, development contractor, and father.

That was a fuckin awesome Video btw Kirik. Keep those coming. Timmay to the HOF Uncle Dana. Make it happen.