2jupiterstoomany interviewed Tim Sylvia on Saturday and since he is in private message exile until tito posts in his futa1 thread, I am posting the following on his behalf:
I talked to Tim after his first-round TKO victory over (19-18) Vince Lucero on December 11, 2010. Vince looked to have injured his knee and Tim capitalized, chopping his oak tree arms against the fallen log of a man. They fought as part of the CFX/Extreme Challenge 170 event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the middle of one of the largest snow storms in the State's history. Lucero collapsed in relative harmony with the roof of the Metrodome.
Let's be honest, whatever you think of Sylvia, he's carved out a niche in MMA that only he can fit into (as opposed to things like compact vehicles, coach airplane seats and probably telephone booths). My first-time impression? It was a pleasure to talk to the big man. He was happy but not too eager to get in front of a camera, and I think he genuinely enjoyed just hanging out with his friends at an event that turned out to be a little disappointing.