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Onslaught of Maine-iacs forces UFC President Dana White to block Tim Sylvia on Twitter

We will not be silenced!

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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.

No matter.

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