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UFC officially agrees to release Tim Sylvia from contract

Tim Sylvia news

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways, according to a recent interview that just aired on "Inside MMA" on the HDNet network.

The "Maine-iac" had one fight remaining on his existing deal.

During the announcement, he also revealed that he has signed a non-exclusive contract with the former M-1 Global promotion, which has been renamed to "Adrenaline MMA" after a recent split with its Russian counterpart.

In addition, Monte Cox -- the head of Adrenaline MMA and Sylvia's long-time agent -- broke news that former IFL heavyweight stand out, Ben Rothwell, has also been inked to a deal.

Adrenaline MMA has targeted its debut show for June 14 at the Sears Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Sylvia mentioned that the split was amicable and that he intends to return to the Octagon later in his career.

The Miletich-trained fighter first debuted with the organization back in 2002, stopping Wesley "Cabbage" Correira via technical knockout at UFC 39: "The Warriors Return."

Sylvia later went on to capture the heavyweight title on two different occasions when he stopped Ricco Rodriguez in 2003 and later Andrei Arlovski in 2006.

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