Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is looking for a fight, and he already has an opponent in mind. Sylvia has his sights set on UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, however it seems as though Shamrock isn’t as enamored with that prospect as Sylvia seems to be. “I love to fight and a fight’s a fight,” stated Sylvia. “He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a legend. To progress your career you always have to fight somebody like that.”
However, Shamrock’s manager, Rod Donohoo, stated that their camp isn’t interested in a bout with Sylvia at this point in time, so Sylvia will have to look elsewhere to advance his career.
“Our organization was approached some time ago about the prospect of Ken fighting Sylvia, but it was rejected,” Donohoo told Sherdog.com
Donohoo did not disclose the reasons as to why they declined the fight. Sylvia still seems to believe that the two are still on a collision course.
“I was supposed to fight Ken Shamrock December 20, but it’s been postponed to February now,” Sylvia stated. “He’s a free agent. I was supposed to fight him in a small show called XP3 Promotions. I believe in Texas, but it’s postponed to February now.”
“I don’t know if he’s a stepping stone or anything, but he’s been on some of the same cards I’ve been on and he’s been highlighted over me, so I want to let people know that I am better than this guy and there’s no reason he should have been highlighted over me.”
XP3 Promotions told Sherdog.com that both parties are currently in negotiations for a February 7th bout at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.