Check out this video of former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia getting knocked out by 48-year-old former boxing heavyweight champion Ray Mercer. The fight lasts under 10 seconds. This was part of the Adrenaline III: Bragging Rights show over the weekend in Alabama.
It should be noted that there were a lot of legal issues going into the fight. It was originally promoted as a boxing event. The event was forced to change the fight to an MMA match. Keep in mind that after changing this to an MMA match, one writer commented, “in a mixed martial arts bout, this could be the biggest mismatch since Hong-Man Choi vs. Jose Canseco.” – MMANews.com Ouch!
Former UFC champion Jens Pulver saw it a little differently. “I think they’re taking this as sparring, and they’re going to find Mercer probably isn’t taking this as a sparring bout.” – MMAnews.com
Tim Sylvia is a disgrace to the MMA world and a blemish in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Sylvia was a hated fighter by UFC fans for his style which most considered boring. Sylvia left the UFC last year after being choked out by Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Since leaving Sylvia is winless losing to Fedor Emilianenko and now Ray Mercer. Sylvia is scheduled to face Paul Buenetello next for Affliction in August.
At this rate, Tim Sylvia should just hang it up. At 6’8 and over 300 pounds, there is no excuse to getting knocked out in less than 10 seconds by a 48-year old ex boxer. Keep in mind that Sylvia lost the UFC world title to a 43-year old Randy Couture, Sylvia’s last two fights since leaving UFC have lasted just under 0:50 seconds combined.
Ironically, even Jose Canseco put up more of a fight against Hong-Man Choi. Tim Sylvia is just downright pathetic!
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