Bad news for all you sadists out there.
Dana White reported exclusively to the Underground that Tim Sylvia would not be joining the Zuffa roster, under either the UFC or the Strikeforce banner. ... White said the signing was never announced, and that "long story, but yes, Tim is not with Zuffa."
According to various reports, there were definitely talks between Sylvia and Strikeforce to bring him in and let him be Cormier's final opponent before making the move over to the UFC.
It would seem they were close enough for major outlets to run reports but ultimately, a deal never came to fruition.
Now Sylvia can go back to running through the regional circuit while begging for another chance in the UFC and we can all wonder just who it is Strikeforce will rustle up to face Cormier later this year.