Look, I know this devolves into tinfoil hat territory but I’m just throwing it out there. Read this quote from Timmy and tell me what you think:
“i have one fight left on my contract i want to stay with the ufc but i am going to go were the money is right now Brock is making more m0ney then me that has to change i have a better name then him and i am a better fighter then him, i case u didn’t know my manager runs m1 so i have a pretty good in so we will see what happens in the next few months.”
Because of the whole Randy/Fedor debacle, we know that UFC contracts have champion clauses which basically make you the UFC’s property so long as you hold the belt. I dunno if that applies to interim champions, but one would assume the UFC has upgraded their contracts from ‘restrictive’ to ‘anal’ in the past few months.
So did Tim Sylvia go wading into battle like a berserker because he’s a ‘new, more action packed’ Timmy? Or did he do it because he didn’t care if he won or lost, and he was just trying to go out swinging to raise his value? Either way, with comments like above I don’t know if we’ll see Sylvia fighting in the Octagon again any time soon. The UFC seems to have a nasty habit of throwing the baby out with the bathwater when dealing with ‘unloyal’ fighter comments. Or maybe “using a bazooka on a baby” is a better analogy. If you’ve been to Chechnya, you know the score on that one.
On a side note, Tim Sylvia is an idiot. Brock Lesnar got paid more because he’s a bigger celebrity. If Wesley Snipes stepped into the octagon, he’d get paid more than Chuck Liddell. But you wouldn’t hear Chuck say something like “I’m better than Snipes so I deserve more.” That’s just asinine. Of course, Dana White could probably pay Carrot Top more than Chuck and Chuck’d be aight with that. Chuck doesn’t seem to give a fuck about anything.