[BREAKING] Tim Sylvia Signs with Strikeforce! Not.
STUDIO MMA, VENICE, CA — Various MMA news outlets reported yesterday that former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia [30-7-0 MMA] had signed a 4-fight deal with Strikeforce and that he would be Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier’s next opponent.
According to an exclusive statement that he provided to The UnderGround, UFC President Dana White says that these reports are, um, wrong. White has been a vocal detractor of Sylvia in recent years, especially as the hard-hitting giant has mounted a publicity campaign calling for his return to the UFC.
Says White, “it’s a long story, but yes, Tim is not with Zuffa.”
There is speculation that Strikeforce executive Scott Coker had taken steps to sign Sylvia before white caught wind of the situation and intervened. Drama!
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