I am probably out of the loop on something here, but I had no idea this ever happened... Well, here it is, Big Tim on a dating show shown all over the US... He acts like a very respectable guy who just happens to not drink very much. Another thing, has anyone here actually ever had a grasshopper??? ''I'm not an alcoholic cause I don't go to the meetings''.... I haven't been able to watch the video because I'm at work, but it sounds kinda funny... Sorry if this is old news, but I didn't want to lose the website, so I could check it out later at home... The girl on the other hand is a ******* crazy alcoholic who is turned off by the fact that he doesn't drink and shows no interest in the fact that he fights in the largest mma organization on the planet. I am pretty sure that TIM was quite happy to end the date.
While perhaps best known for competing in the UFC, Sylvia has also competed for Affliction, the International Fighting Championships (IFC), and ONE FC.Sylvia was known for his striking abilities and knockout power, with most of his wins coming by way of TKO/KO, and at 6'8, he often used his massive size and reach advantage.He holds notable wins over Andrei Arlovski, Ben Rothwell, Ricco Rodriguez, Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera.Sylvia was born and raised in Ellsworth, Maine, attending Ellsworth High School and graduating in 1992.He joined a karate school as a child, and began wrestling in high school.
After graduation, he worked construction, community gardening, hanging sheet rock, a bouncer, and painting houses.After high school, he played semi-pro football for three years before becoming interested in MMA, and began to train with Marcus Davis, a fellow bouncer.During this time Sylvia decided to take up boxing and grappling.After training for a year, and winning grappling tournaments, he got the opportunity to fight in a Rhode Island no holds barred amateur event, in which he knocked out his opponent in 17 seconds.A long time UFC fan, Sylvia and some friends attended UFC 28 in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2000.In late 2000 Sylvia sold all of his belongings and moved to Bettendorf, Iowa, to train with Team Miletich which had members such as former UFC champions Matt Hughes and Jens Pulver.