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Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia posts ugly image of an infection in similar arm damaged by Frank Mir 16 years in the past


Tim Sylvia suffered one of many nastiest accidents in UFC historical past when Frank Mir snapped his arm in 2004 – and he’s nonetheless having issues with it.

Sylvia suffered the horror harm at UFC 48 the place Mir obtained him in an armbar simply 50 seconds into the heavyweight title battle.

Tim Sylvia is a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion
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He refused to faucet out by referee Herb Dean known as a cease to the bout when he might clearly see the arm was damaged.

The 44-year-old took to social media this week to point out updated photos of the harm and the way the screws put in 16 years in the past are actually leaking out and have change into contaminated.

In line with Sylvia, the UFC won’t pay for the price of repairing the harm.

View this put up on Instagram

So my arm been giving me issues for over a 12 months now. The screws are backing out from my arm break when i fought @thefrankmir my dr. Contacted the @ufc trigger it was paid for by them the primary time. Form of underneath workman’s comp. The ufc says it’s not there drawback and won’t cowl it. I don’t have insurance coverage and it’s going to price nicely over 10,000 {dollars} to get fastened. Any ideas on what i ought to do?

A put up shared by Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma1) on Jun 2, 2020 at 3:25pm PDT

He wrote on Instagram: “So my arm been giving me issues for over a 12 months now. The screws are backing out from my arm break when i fought @thefrankmir my dr.

“Contacted the @ufc trigger it was paid for by them the primary time. Form of underneath workman’s comp.

“The ufc says it’s not there drawback and won’t cowl it. I don’t have insurance coverage and it’s going to price nicely over 10,000 {dollars} to get fastened. Any ideas on what i ought to do?”

A GoFundMe web page has additionally been arrange by his fiancé to try to increase cash to assist cowl the price of the operation to restore the harm.





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