Tim Sylvia speaks for first time since Wagner loss, blames ref for early stoppage (Video Inside)
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia has broke the silence since his latest lackluster performance, losing to Abe Wagner in the main event of Titan Fighting Championships 16 on Friday Night, and surprise, surprise, it wasn’t his fault…again…
Sylvia, speaking via FiveOuncesOfPain.com, said:
“Refs need to know the fighters. Did he see my fight with Andrei Arlovski – the second one – I got dropped, got up, and KO’d him. The Randy Couture fight I got dropped and fought for twenty five minutes,” Sylvia explained while citing past examples of his ability to overcome in-ring adversity.
“It was stopped way too early…It was bullshit. (And) the sad part is the ref told the promoter and my corner he was sorry because he knew he made a mistake and stopped it a little early.”
“I still love this sport and always will. I went into the fight with a bum knee and it got worse somehow during the fight so I go in for a MRI sometime this week and might need surgery. We will see. I will never fight at Super Heavyweight again. I fight much better at 265 so from here on out that’s what I am going to fight at.”
Judge for yourself: