Friday, March 28, 2008

Tim Sylvia and UFC Part Ways, Sylvia Signs with Adrenaline MMA

Adrenaline MMA(formerly M-1 Global) has signed former UFC Heavyweight Champ Tim Sylvia and Former IFL Heavyweight standout Ben Rothwell. The announcement was made on "Inside MMA" earlier tonite. Here are some quotes from Sylvia from

"I'll be real active, fighting six or seven times a year," Sylvia said. "Adrenaline is a new company that's just starting up, but they're allowing fighters to fight outside of their organization. That's huge... Take for instance my last fight. Granted, I loss, but I came out of there unhurt and unscathed. I could have fought a week or two later.

"Being 32 years old, I have four or five good years ahead of me. I plan to make the most of it."

Adrenaline MMA President and Sylvia's manager Monte Cox Weighs in.

"It's a chance for me to build an organization," Cox said. "We're not going to come in and be the UFC. Anyone who tries to do that is crazy.

"We're brand new. What we want to do is I want to identify exciting fighters, up-and-coming fighters, and give them a chance to perform on a big stage. These athletes are very inspiring, on halloween you can see no just kids but adult costumes for their favorite fighter, and that's why we hope we'll gather a big following and someday down the road be doing pay-per-views and such."

"We have two of the best heavyweights in the world to start off," Cox said of Adrenaline MMA.

Well, apparently that whole rebuttel that Sylvia did on his blog a couple weeks ago about how he loves the UFC and the UFC will always be his home was total BS!


Anonymous said...

money talks... lol.
Anyways, it could be a good thing for mma scene... or maybe not.

tylr said...

everyone is jumping ship.

I hope Chuck gets out of there.

Jesse said...

2cents... the UFC heavyweight division wont miss him.

he knew lesnar was going to be an opponent at some point and is running scared...

Anonymous said...

Man that picture really makes him look like a haphazardly shaven Chewbacca.