Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia — who is fresh off of back surgery — will participate in "Dancing With Quad-Cities Media Stars," according to the Quad-City Times.
Yep, the same man who couldn't jump rope prior to becoming a proud member of Miletich Fighting Systems will attempt to fox trot, tango, salsa — and all other forms of dance — for the local show.
Here's the snip:
"Three days a week, I train. My dance lessons leave me huffing, sweaty and puffing as much as do my workouts the other two days each week ... The goal is prepare myself to dance against three-time UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia (let's see you make fun of him), WOC-AM's Jim Victor, KUUL-FM's Steve Ketelaar, KCQQ-FM's Julie Jameson, WHBF-TV's Keegan Feeney, Miss Iowa Emily Nicholas, and Davenport Police Officer Rhonda Green in a show June 29 at Davenport's Outing Club."
Other athletes such as NFL all-time rushing leader Emmitt Smith, as well as the best receiver in the history of the sport, Jerry Rice, have had success on the ABC program entitled, "Dancing with the Stars."
This version — which takes small-town "celebrities" from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline and other areas in the Quad Cities region — seems like a cheap knock off.
The good news is that all the proceeds for the event will go to charity.
Despite his success in the Octagon, Sylvia has long been considered a rather awkward and uncoordinated fighter.
But, it wouldn't surprise me if he can pull it off.
He did rise to the top of the UFC heavyweight division with barely a lick of natural ability and athleticism.
Love him or hate him ... that's quite a feat and testament to "The Maine-iacs" training and dedication.