Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has taken to social media to indicate a photograph of the arm he famously broke towards Frank Mir at UFC 48.

With the vacant UFC heavyweight title on the road, Mir famously broke Sylvia’s arm simply 50 seconds into their title combat with an armbar. Sylvia refused to faucet out, however referee Herb Dean noticed the limb was compromised and stopped the combat. It’s nonetheless to this point probably the most visible examples of a damaged limb that we’ve seen contained in the Octagon.

16 years later and the 44-year-old Sylvia is actually retired, having not fought since 2013. Nevertheless, whereas he will not be an energetic competitor as of late, the scars of his preventing days proceed to hang-out Sylvia. On Tuesday, the previous UFC heavyweight champion posted a photograph of his well-known damaged arm, displaying how the screws put in all of it these years in the past aren’t leaking out. In accordance with Sylvia, the UFC is not going to cowl the prices of fixing it.

Take a look at the photograph on Sylvia’s 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.Type of below 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 effectively over 10,000 {dollars} to get fastened. Any ideas on what i ought to do? — Tim Sylvia

Bellator ladies’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was the primary fighter to leap into the feedback part, writing, “2x world champion. I hope youthful fighters are paying consideration.” It stays to be seen if the UFC will change its thoughts about mending Sylvia’s arm, however within the case they don’t, some followers have recommended he begin a GoFundMe.

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