Originally Posted by Masscore
My big thing about all of this was... why does Sylvia deserve a shot at Cormier? I get he is a two time UFC champion but at the moment the guy is not even a Top 20 maybe even Top 30 HW. And someone, somewhere thought it was a good idea to put him in there with a guy who is a legit Top 5, arguably the number 3 HW on the planet right now? Whoever thought that and started to get it into motion should be fired.
I doubt we will see Tim ever again in the UFC but honestly does anyone care? The guy would get blasted by 80% of the HWs on the roster right now.
If you take out Barnett and Bigfoot, Sylvia would be the best guy Cormier has faced. It wouldn't be such a stretch, and it would be marketable in that "odd strikeforce keth jardine fighting for a title because he used to be in the UFC" kinda way.