Tim Sylvia on Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir: “I’m just really disappointed”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia is very disappointed at Zuffa deciding to go a different path on Daniel Cormier’s next opponent later this year.

Sylvia, speaking via MMAJunkie, said:

“I love to fight. I still want to do it. I still can do it, and I think I’m still one of the top 20 in the world. I knew that we were in contract negotiations. They asked if I would fight Daniel Cormier. Monte asked if I wanted that fight, and I said absolutely. He says, ‘I’m going to try and work a deal to where you fight him and then after the fight, win, lose or draw, you get to fight in the UFC.’ I said, ‘That’s great. That’s what we wanted.’”

“(Cox) was in contract negotiations, we agreed to it, and it was all going to happen. I just the thought (was) that he was saying that because they wanted to release it; he didn’t want the press to get the leak beforehand. So we just assumed that they had talked to both sides, ours and Frank Mir and when Frank probably agreed to it they just understood that would be a better fight or look better for [Cormier], or even the UFC. I don’t know. I’m just really disappointed in this whole thing, to be honest with you.”

“Obviously, they thought about me, and they asked if I’d fight for them. So we hope they keep me in their mind. I’m headed to the gym right now. After my last fight, I only took two weeks off. So I’ve been back in the gym. My weight is down; I’ve been around 290, so if I was to get a notice within two weeks, I could cut the weight right.”

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