Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia must bear surgical procedure to restore an outdated damage, however he wants assist to make it occur.

Sylvia suffered a grotesque damaged arm simply 50 seconds into his vacant heavyweight title combat towards Frank Mir in June 2004 at UFC 48. He refused to faucet, however referee Herb Dean stopped the combat when he noticed Sylvia’s arm break.

Now, 16 years after the incident, Sylvia took to Instagram to disclose new points along with his arm, as he defined that “the screws are backing out from my arm break.” He stated the UFC informed him “it’s not (their) drawback and won’t cowl it.”

With no insurance coverage, Sylvia issued a plea for help by way of social media and arrange a GoFundMe to assist increase his goal aim of $20,000.

So my arm been giving me issues for over a yr 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 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?”

Sylvia, 44, retired in 2015 and holds notable wins over Andrei Arlovski (twice), Ricco Rodriguez and Jeff Monson.