Patrick Cote Tells Ex-UFC Fighters to Stop Begging

March 27, 2012
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Patrick Cote Drew McFedries UFC Fight Night 12“Dear Tim Sylvia, shut the hell up, win fights and stop begging, it’s (expletive) annoying!”
~ Patrick Cote via Twitter.

Patrick Cote wants to get back to the UFC, and he’s made no bones about that in past interviews, but there’s one thing he wants to make clear: he’s not going to beg for the UFC to take him back via Twitter, Facebook, or any other social network.

Since exiting the UFC in 2010, Cote has picked up three wins in a row. This weekend in Brazil he’ll go for No. 4 against Gustavo Machado, and if that’s not enough for Joe Silva to call him up, then he’ll go on and win another fight, and then another, and then yet another, if that’s what it takes.

“I don’t have a lot of control about the decision who is going to put me back in the UFC. My only power I have is be in shape and win fights and that’s what I’m doing. Three wins in a row, and I’m going for a fourth one. The UFC asked us to go to somebody better than my last two opponents, and with a winning record, so that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Cote explained when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia recently took to Twitter to try and get the UFC’s attention, and get a call back to the big show. Cote’s anger at the tactic erupted via his own Twitter account, but he promises it wasn’t necessarily targeted at Sylvia.

Cote was targeting any former UFC fighter that was going the social networking route as opposed to fighting to get back to the Octagon.

“Maybe that was a little bit out of control because that wasn’t a personal attack to Tim Sylvia, but that was just begging to have a chance to go back to the UFC, for me, it’s just a shame. You can’t beg the big organizations like that,” said Cote.

“You’ve been a champion in this organization; you know how things work. You’re not going to go anywhere by begging like that. I was just annoyed about begging, a lot of the begging, and I said loud what a lot of people was thinking. I have nothing against Sylvia. He’s been a great champion. He did a lot in the sport. He did a lot in the UFC. I hope he’s going to be back in the UFC. That’s not the point. The point was just about the begging thing.”

The way back to the UFC is to win fights and impress the likes of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, who is the man offering the contracts and bout agreements for anybody coming into the promotion. It’s also interesting to note that Silva is not on Twitter or Facebook.

That’s what Cote wants to get across to Tim Sylvia or any other fighter trying to return to the UFC. Fight your way back, that’s it, and that’s all.

“The only thing you have to do is shut your mouth, win fights, and prove you deserve to be back in the big show by winning fights and by your performance,” Cote stated.

“It’s the only way to get back. You have to prove yourself again to deserve the chance to get back in the big show; that’s what I’m doing.”

Cote will try to do that very thing this weekend as he travels to Brazil to face Gustavo Machado for his fourth win in a row. Will the UFC come calling if he’s victorious?

There’s no telling, but count Patrick Cote as one of the fighters who won’t be begging the UFC for another shot if he does.

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  • voltaire64

    Damn Patrick, I can remember GSP literally on his knees begging Dana for a title shot.

    • MoreThanNavgFan

      A closed mouth won’t get fed. I have a hard time believing that Patrick,or his managers, haven’t called the UFC asking for another chance.

      • jpgagne

        They did… in 2010. Since then, they do what they were told then: WIN, and win against worthy opponents. The latest part is coming soon!!

    • jpgagne

      True… but then you have the crowd right in front of White asking for the same thing. It was kinda shamefull from St-Pierre (and i’m a big supporter of his), but he was able to show to White that this is what people wanted.

    • phrankthetank

      GSP did that to show how badly he wanted to fight for the title. Sylvia is doing it because the UFC pays better than his other gigs. Sylvia knows he’ll never be champ again, he just wants the best paydays.

  • Cote needs to become a full rounded MMA fighter to get back in the cage.

    Not sure how good he got since leaving UFC because i don’t follow is career that much but the last few times i saw him he was unimpressive, he got a sick stand up but no ground game or defense. They might bring him back in the prelims next time UFC hits Montreal.

  • FlowWithTheGo

    Dear Patrick Cote, you’re not good enough for UFC & Bisping would DESTROY you. Shut the hell up, win fights and stop feeling the need to remind the UFC of your existence, it’s ******* annoying!

    • Cptmats

      Your an Idiot !

      • tsszaltax


      • TKD

        “Your an Idiot !” Do I really need to respond to such a moron?

      • FlowWithTheGo


  • TKD

    Patrick Cote is exactly where he should be: Out of the UFC!

  • Cptmats

    Your an Idiot too!

    • tsszaltax

      You’re again……smh

    • TKD

      Again, “Your an Idiot !” Do I really need to respond to such a moron?

  • phrankthetank

    There’s a lot of Cote hate going on… Give the guy a break, he fought for the title, he smashed AS in the jaw and showed great footwork and patience in that fight. Unfortunately he landed bad on his knee and tore it up. After a serious layoff he was given a serious opponent in belcher, and lost the fight due to a lapse in concentration because he thought he got spiked. Not that he was winning that fight anyway…. Regardless, the guy is doing what he has to do now and personally I hope he makes it back to the big show. The guy throws dynamite and has a granite chin.