If Nate Marquardt can lose three straight -- in addition to getting knocked out in back-to-back fights -- and still get rewarded with a UFC main event, then surely the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion can find a spot on its Fight Pass "Prelims" for Tim Sylvia.
Especially in a place where he's guaranteed to get cheers.
The former UFC heavyweight champion has been campaigning for a spot on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 47 fight card (turning it up a notch after this happened), which takes place on Aug. 16, 2014, inside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, Sylvia's hometown.
Dana White is not interested.
And because "The Maine-iac" has been rallying the troops on social media, White was forced to block Sylvia on Twitter, which is probably not a good sign in regards to the heavyweight's fighting future.
Lol @danawhite blocked me. I think all my fans was getting to him and didn't want to here my name anymore, if he just listen 2 them.— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) May 10, 2014
Sylvia doesn't need the work, he just wants another shot to fight for UFC, since he believes he can beat 80-percent of the heavyweight roster. Until he gets the call, the 38-year-old super slugger will fight for a title -- in Maine -- at NEF XIV on Sept. 6 in Lewiston.
Until then, all we can do is #Rally4Timmy