Jul 21, 2012 - Tim Sylvia remains on the outside
Just hours after it was reported that the former UFC heavyweight champion had
agreed to a contract to fight Daniel Cormier on Sept. 29 in Strikeforce, UFC
president Dana White confirmed with MMA.tv that Sylvia had not in fact signed
with the organization.
"Long story," he was quoted as saying, "but yes, Tim is not with Zuffa."
There were serious talks within the organization about bringing in Sylvia to
fight Cormier, but in the end those plans never came to fruition.
Sylvia had been campaigning all year for another shot in the UFC, but White
has said repeatedly, as recently as Thursday, that would not be returning to
either Strikeforce or the UFC.