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Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia is struggling to afford surgery to repair an old arm injury.
At UFC 48 in June 2004, Sylvia suffered a gruesome broken arm just 50 seconds into his vacant heavyweight title fight against Frank Mir. Sylvia didn't tap, but referee Herb Dean stopped the fight when he saw the broken arm.
16 years later, Sylvia's arm is still giving him problems. Sylvia shared a nasty image to his Instagram, explaining that “the screws are backing out from my arm break.” He said the UFC told him “it’s not (their) problem and will not cover it.”
Sylvia has no insurance, and is now looking for help to raise $20,000 through GoFundMe in order to afford the surgery.
Sylvia, 44, retired in 2015 and holds notable wins over Andrei Arlovski (twice), Ricco Rodriguez and Jeff Monson.
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