Tim Sylvia And Ben Rothwell Sign With Newly Formed Adrenaline MMA

tim sylvia signs with Adrenaline mma

tim sylvia signs with Adrenaline mma

During last nights HDNets “Inside MMA” former M-1 Global CEO Monty Cox announced his newly formed promotion Adrenaline MMA. With this news also came the announcement that former two time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (24-4) has signed on to the promotion for a six fight non-exclusive contract, that will allow him to fight in other promotions.

Tim Sylvia:

“I’ll be real active, fighting six or seven times a year….Adrenaline is a new company that’s just starting up, but they’re allowing fighters to fight outside of their organization. That’s huge… Take for instance my last fight. Granted, I loss, but I came out of there unhurt and unscathed. I could have fought a week or two later.”

“Being 32 years old, I have four or five good years ahead of me. I plan to make the most of it.”

“There’s a guy out there named Fedor who I’d like to fight, and I think the only way that’s gonna happen is by me leaving the UFC.”

Also announced by Cox, former IFL heavyweight “Big” Ben Rothwell (29-5) has also signed with the promotion. Rothwell dominated the IFL heavyweight division, but event with 34 professional fights on his record, he has yet to fight any top quality fighters in his career.

Cox announced his intent for Adrenaline MMA to have its debut show June 14 at the Sears Center in Chicago, Illinois.

is reporting:

  • Top level welterweight and current DREAM lightweight grand prix fighter, Eddie Alverez has also signed on to the promotion.
  • Jeff Monson vs. Pride veteran Mike Russow is stated for the debut show on June 14.


  1. tom

    March 29, 2008 at 2:35 am

    who cares about Tim??

  2. derek

    March 29, 2008 at 3:16 am

    tim must be bullshitting about the ufc not wanting the fedor fight. last year when tm was the champ, pride offered tim the fight, but tim turned it down. there's even an official pride video with fedor and his promoter mocking tim about it on youtube.

  3. whodini

    March 29, 2008 at 5:25 am

    i agree tim sucks always did always will

  4. kom34

    March 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

    he sucks you guys are right…but so does shaq. their size makes them tough for any opponent. i hope Adrenaline, M1, whatever they call themselves now…doesn't bank on these two fighters alone.

  5. onri

    March 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    The UFC is dumb. They guy has been a two time former champ and he looked good in his last fight even though he lost. They should have make him fight his last fight. This cocky shit is going to bite Dana in the ass. He better hope he signs Fedor or that HW division is going to look weak.

  6. tom

    March 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    yea i heard that and read it in a book derek..tims a fat pussy..

  7. Thomas

    March 31, 2008 at 6:36 am

    This is the same guy who said "I hate jiujitsu" now saying he wants a fight with Fedor. That is funny. Fedor might not be the very best at pure submission (close) but he IS the best at transitioning to submissions and he'd have Tim submitted inside of two minutes.

  8. derek

    March 31, 2008 at 6:45 am

    fedor ALWAYS pulls off arm bars on guys taller than him.

  9. whodini

    March 31, 2008 at 10:58 am

    fedoe will kill him he aint in the same league as fedor he just needs to stay and play patty cake like he did in the last fight with arlovski both of them looked sad inthat fight like two old women

  10. whodini

    March 31, 2008 at 10:59 am

    fedor will rip his arms off and shove them up his ass

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