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Nope, Tim Sylvia didn't take fight seriously, off Affliction card

If the video of the 12-second knockout wasn't proof enough that Tim Sylvia didn't expect a real challenge from Ray Mercer, Sherdog has photographic proof:

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Wow. If you saw that man walking on the beach, would you expect that he is a professional athlete? Sylvia is scheduled to fight Paul Buentello at Affliction: Trilogy, at 265 lbs., assuming that he is medically cleared to fight. This means that he will have to cut 45 lbs. in a month and a half. A committed fighter wouldn't have a problem with that, but Sylvia doesn't seem like a committed fighter. For once, the weigh-ins will actually be something worth watching.

UPDATE: Affliction did not want to wait to see if Sylvia was medically cleared. They have taken him off the Affliction: Trilogy card.

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