by MMAWeekly.com Staff
MMAWeekly.com reports from Las Vegas that Tra Telligman will find out about his medicals by 4:30pm Las Vegas time. Telligman is still waiting to see if he can fight, but nothing will be decided until the tests come back.
MMAWeekly has learned that Ron Faircloth has become the lead candidate to face Tim Sylvia if Tra can’t go. Faircloth has a 19-10 record and Faircloth does have his medicals in on short notice.
Plenty of other fighters were contacted to take the fight, among the big names were Ricco Rodriguez, but none of the fighters wanted a day’s notice to face a fighter as good as Tim Sylvia is. All the fighters wanted ample time to train for a guy like the former UFC Champion. We will have more updates on this situation later tonight on MMAWeekly.com, your leader in MMA news. Also more updates and pictures are available on the Soundoff Forum.