You know who’s pissed about Ray Mercer’s nine-second KO of former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (I mean, other than Sylvia himself)? Fedor Emilianenko. Because now his own quick submission of Sylvia doesn’t look nearly as impressive as it did at the time. Dana White has to be laughing his ass off, though. Or maybe it just shows how weak the heavyweight division used to be in the UFC.
What’s that you say? You have no idea what Mercer/Sylvia fight I’m talking about? Watch, my friend:
Apparently, that massacre was supposed to be a boxing match until a few days before the fight, but it was switched to MMA rules. Seems like it was a favor to the already-overmatched Sylvia. Dude came into the fight weighing 311 pounds and ended up eating some very hard punches from Mercer.
Sylvia, who you may also know from only the greatest performance of Randy Couture’s career at UFC 68, seems to have some questions to ask himself about the direction his career is heading. Getting his ass kicked by Fedor is one thing, but this was a circus bout and he still got his ass kicked. He and Wanderlei Sylvia are both 33 and are probably washed up. I know for a fact Silva will fight again (probably at 185), but this could be it for Tim Sylvia, unless he feels like fighting on Saturday nights at random country and western bars.