Tim Sylvia retires following issue with MRI

source | MMAJunkie.com

Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia retired from competition this past Saturday after being denied clearance to fight Juliano Coutinho at a Reality Fighting event in Uncasville, Conn.

Sylvia ends his career with a 31-10 record. He appeared in the cage alongside his proposed opponent and said an MRI issue prevented him from competing.

“This is the end of my career,” Sylvia said at Mohegan Sun Arena, adding, “They said that I’ve received enough damage over 16 years.”

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