Exclusive interview: Tim Sylvia on his campaign to return to the UFC

ProMMAnow.com’s Jack Bratcher talks with former five-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia about his desire to return to the UFC and his thoughts on Dana White’s negative reaction.

King of the Cage to make East Coast debut at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut on Sept. 17

King of the Cage (KOTC), a popular mixed martial arts fight promotion company, is proud to present KOTC “No Mercy”, the promotion’s first, live, televised event on the East Coast.

Boxing vs. MMA; inside James Toney’s UFC 118 training camp *VIDEO*

As Aug. 28 gets closer, the rhetoric from James “Lights Out” Toney continues. Without question, the professional boxing champion believes he is going to knock out MMA legend Randy Couture.

Tim Sylvia talks Ray Mercer, Wes Sims, more *VIDEO*

Remember this guy? Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia reflects on his post-UFC career which includes getting knocked out by professional boxer Ray Mercer, almost fighting Wes Sims, and getting a part-time job as a police officer. “The Maine-iac” also sets the record straight on his acting career and riding in wheelchairs. Sylvia is scheduled … Read more

James Toney says, “I want Brock Lesnar” tonight on “Inside MMA” – *VIDEO*

Program presents a special panel of boxing stars who pull no punches Friday, March 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET DALLAS (March 12, 2010) WHAT: Tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” one of UFC’s newest fighters, former heavyweight boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney, who scored a major victory in 2003 over Evander Holyfield, tells Kenny and … Read more

My chance encounter with Ray Mercer – a study in text message addiction

Photo by Sherdog - Ray Mercer is one cool dude.

I want to share one of the highlights of our trip to the Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers event which took place this past Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside Chicago. ProMMA.info VP Denny Hodge picked me up about 6:30 a.m. in Kentucky for the roughly nine hour drive to our destination.

First stop – check in at our hotel at the Candlewood Suites. This was the media hotel Strikeforce had recommended. I think there was a special media rate but the lady from the hotel who was in charge of special rates never seemed to be available.

We got to the hotel. I slept most of the way, while “The Mad One” did what he does best: text and drive. If you’ve never experienced riding with someone addicted to texting, let me tell you, you will not soon forget it. I truly believe his condition is worsening because we’ve gone on many of these trips to cover events and he was manifesting new signs of addiction I had not previously witnessed.

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Yvel to face Buentello at “Affliction: Trilogy”

According to VP of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio, the winner of the Pedro Rizzo (16-9) vs. Gilbert Yvel (36-13-1) fight at this past weekend’s “Ultimate Chaos” event was to be rewarded with a fight against Paul Buentello (27-10) at “Affliction: Trilogy” on Aug. 1.

Yvel ended up defeating Rizzo on Sat., June 27, in dramatic knockout fashion that left the former UFC heavyweight contender unconscious on the canvas just 2:10 into the first round. Yvel confirmed in his post-fight interview that he indeed would now be facing Buentello.

Buentello was originally scheduled to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at the “Trilogy” event. However, Sylvia was pulled from the fight for precautionary reasons after he received a brutal knockout at the hands of professional boxer Ray “Merciless” Mercer.

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Ray Mercer knocks out Tim Sylvia fight video

Here it is. Notice the look Mercer gives Tim as the video starts; Tim had just leg kicked him, then boom, night night big Tim. Oh man. Ray “Merciless” Mercer vs. Tim “The Maniac” Sylvia at “Adrenaline III: Bragging Rights” in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, June 13, 2009.

Ray Mercer vs. Tim Sylvia press conference video after the jump…

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