With Win Over Tim Syliva, Abe Wagner’s End Game Is UFC

By Mick Hammond

Sometimes redemption can take years, but for former “Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” cast member Abe Wagner, it may have taken only a matter of seconds.

As Wagner himself puts it, his win over Tim Sylvia this past weekend at Titan FC 16 may be just the thing to right the minds of others about him.

“I think that if anything, it’s redemption for my performance on The Ultimate Fighter,” he told MMAWeekly.com. “Hopefully it goes a long way to setting the record straight to the kind of fighter I am.”

Wagner feels that the fight played out perfectly in its timing, as he explained, “If I would have knocked him out in 10 seconds, everybody would have said it was a lucky punch. If it would have taken 10 minutes, everyone would have said it was because he didn’t have any conditioning.

“We stood in there for a while and the outcome was the outcome and neither of those excuses could be used.”


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