Hey Tim how are you doing man?
Tim: I’m doing good Mike.
Mike: I wanted to start off talking about your
last fight, and Moosin the organization that it took place in?
Tim: Moosin was great. I was very excited to fight for them. It was
ran well, it was professional and I actually just agreed to fight for
them again! The event will be in October, and will take place in Chicago.
Mike: Good to hear, and what about the fight
itself? How do you feel it went?
Tim: I was happy with my performance. I was having in fun in there.
I mean I wish my opponent didn’t tap out from strikes on the ground,
I wanted to keep going a little longer. (laughs)
Mike: Going into the fight there was a lot of
hype around Mariusz Pudzianowski your opponent, even though he was green
in the sport. He was a World’s Strongest Man winner, was he as strong
as you were expecting him to be?
Tim: I wouldn’t want to go up against him in a bench press competition,
but functional strength and pure lifting strength are different things.
I work with a lot of big, strong wrestlers in training, and was prepared
Mike: You said you’re fighting again in October,
any word on who your opponent will be?
Tim: No not yet, they are starting that process now, trying to find
Mike: Is there anyone you would like to fight,
if given the choice?
Tim: I don’t really have anyone particular I want to fight. I just want
someone in the top 20. I think the top 10 is pretty much all tied up
right now within the UFC and Strikeforce, so just anyone in the top
20 would be good for me.
Mike: What else are you looking to do, say within
the next year?
Tim: If everything goes as planned, I would like to get a couple more
fights in before the end of the year. And of course win those and see
what’s next. I also signed a 4 movie deal with a production company
and will be doing those as well.
Mike: Can you tell us anything about the movies
Tim: Yeah. It will be a 4 movie deal, they are doing like a quadrilogy.
The first one will be called Watch Island, and will be filmed in Rhode
Island. It’s going to be about a Serial Killer. I’m looking forward
to doing these movies.
Mike: I recently talked to Sean McCorkle who
has trained with you in the past. He said he should be the World’s Strongest
Man, and you can vouche for him? Any truth to that?
Tim: Oh man, you guys talked to McCorkle, (laughs). how’d that go? He
is a stronger functionally. Yes. I don’t know If he can pull a bus farther
then Pudzianowski though. (laughs)
Mike: Do you plan on trying to get back in the
UFC or Strikeforce?
Tim: Right now, I am just focusing on these next fights. If I pick up
a couple wins, maybe that will lead to something eventually with UFC
or Strikeforce. But I’d like to get back in there with one of the top
2, either UFC or Strikeforce… so to answer your
question, yeah, definitely.
Mike: You have had a lot of good fights; were
a UFC champ…do you have a match, which is most memorable to you?
Tim: Most memorable… maybe not a most memorable, but the 2 key wins
in a row over Arlovski were big, everyone counted me out, and said I
didn’t have a chance before I knocked him out to get the belt back.
The Ricco fight was another big one. My first fight in the UFC, against
Cabbage was a fun one, I will always remember that. And I won’t forget
the Mir fight, where he broke my arm either.
Mike: Out of all your fights, all the sparring
and training you have done. What would you say is the hardest, cleanest
shot you have ever landed on someone?
Tim: The hardest I have ever landed would have to be against Arlovski.
The uppercut that KO’d him. The knockouts over Ricco and Gan didn’t
really feel like they landed real clean, but that was one of my best
punches and it landed good on Arlovski.
Mike: Ok last one Tim. If they made a movie about
your life, who would you want to play the role of Tim Sylvia?
Tim: I would want to do it myself! It’s actually in the process of getting
done right now. I received a script about a fighter, and it started
off with a guy standing on a step stool doing sheet rock… and that’s
exactly what I was doing before I started fighting. We have been in
talks, and they want to sort of base it around me a little more, and
some of the things I have been through in my life and my career.
Mike: That’s awesome man! Well that’s all I have
for you, anything you wanna add?
Tim: Of course. I always wanna thank my sponsors Warrior Wear, Affliction,
EVS, Labrada, and Fairtex.
Mike: Thanks for your time!
Tim: No problem.