Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tim Sylvia Knocked Out Of Affliction Bout Against Buentello


Affliction vice president Tom Atencio said the decision was made out of concern for Sylvia’s health.

“I just think it’s too soon, and Monte (Cox, Sylvia’s manager) thinks it is too,” said Atencio. “We all agree that it should be 90 days off and I just don’t want to be that promoter that takes a chance. Tim’s a friend of mine, and even if he wasn’t a friend, it’s just too dangerous.”

Atencio said Buentello would likely face the winner of Gilbert Yvel vs. Pedro Rizzo, the co-main event of June 27’s “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Miss. Atencio will face Randy Hedderick on the event’s undercard.

“But it depends on how beat up they are, obviously,” he qualified. “I don’t want to bring one of those guys in if they’re all beat to hell, too.”

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