Video: Tim Sylvia can be a title contender and beat 80-percent of the heavyweights in the UFC


" I'm doing this big push, I'm trying to get back into the UFC and I think I deserve to be there. ... I was in the UFC back when there was five to six shows a year. Now there are shows every three weeks, so they have to put guys in like (Christian) Morecraft, Joey Beltran, Stefan Struve; the list goes on and on. I don't understand why any of these guys are in the UFC, and to be frankly honest, I think I knock them out in the first round. I'm ready. I can beat 80 percent of the guys in the UFC. If you don't think I can, how about you make a push and try to get me into the UFC just to see me get my ass kicked."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia is doing a little bit of campaigning asking for fans help to get him back into the ranks of the UFC. "The Maniac" took to "The Underground" to post this video asking for fans support for his "push" to get back into the world's largest mixed martial (MMA) promotion, a place he called home for more than six years before he was sent packing after a loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81. Since his departure, he has amassed a 6-3 record, including losses to Fedor Emelianenko and former pro boxer Ray Mercer. With the promotion putting on a show seemingly every week, Sylvia feels he can fill some vacant spots on a few cards in place of a select few fighters in the heavyweight division that he thinks he can knock out. But has Sylvia's time passed and are his better days behind him? Or do any of you still feel he has enough left in the tank to compete with the new breed of big boys in the UFC? Anyone jumping on the "Get Tim Sylvia back into the UFC" bandwagon?

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