De Amerikaan Tim Sylvia liet onlangs in een interview weten dat hij graag zijn comeback in de UFC wilt maken. Vanaf 27 september 2002 tot en met 21 oktober 2007 was Sylvia actief in de UFC. Volgens Sylvia hoort er een groot deel UFC-vechters niet thuis in de UFC, waaronder Morecraft, Joey Beltran en Stefan Struve.
“I’m trying to get back into the UFC and I think I deserve to be there”
“I’m trying to get back into the UFC and I think I deserve to be there … I was in the UFC back when there was five to six shows a year. Now there are shows every three weeks, so they have to put guys in like Morecraft, Joey Beltran, Stefan Struve; the list goes on and on. I don’t understand why any of these guys are in the UFC, and to be frankly honest, I think I knock them out in the first round.”
“I’m ready. I can beat 80 percent of the guys in the UFC. If you don’t think I can, how about you make a push and try to get me into the UFC just to see me get my ass kicked.”
“I will personally dedicate my first fight back in the UFC to the Underground, win or lose … I just want to get my ass back in the UFC and fight …. the only other heavyweight”