"Are you kidding me? He seriously wants to return to the UFC?. He hasn't won a fight in years and when he did he usually put everyone to sleep. The only time he's in an exciting fight is when he's getting his [expletive] ass handed to him. Look, he just got beat by a near 50 year old in under 10 [expletive] seconds. How do you expect to be taken seriously after that? He just made MMA look like a complete joke. If he has any hopes of ending his career in (the) UFC he will have to go on TUF. There's no other way he's getting in."
-Dana White addresses recent reports that former UFC champion Tim Sylvia would like to finish his career in the UFC. Once considered among the top five heavyweight fighters in the world, Sylvia was recently dispatched in embarrassing fashion, being dropped by 48-year-old former pro boxer Ray Mercer, in his MMA debut, just 9-seconds into the first round of their fight this past weekend at Adrenaline MMA III. The loss was Sylvia's second in as many fights and knocked the New England native out of a marquee fight with Paul Buentello at Affliction: "Trilogy".
What's next for Sylvia is anyone's guess, but after coming in more than 45-pounds overweight for his last fight with rumors that he hasn't been training, one would surmiss that a treadmill and some restraint at the dinner table would be in order if the 33-year-old Sylvia wishes to push his name back to respectablility in the sport and earn another shot at the UFC.