MMA MMA weekly Tim Sylvia interview....

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  1. Kuet

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    :ugh: he is still talking about fighting fedor, and thinks he can knock out aleks.... same with vera, and aspires to be the greatest heavyweight of all time... yea right buddy....NEVER gonna happen. i really hope monson puts him in an anaconda choke tomorrow... TOOLNESS


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    After successfully retaining his UFC heavyweight championship title against Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia returns to the octagon this Saturday to face American Top Team’s Jeff “The Snowman” Monson. Going into this fight, Tim will benefit from eleven inches in height and a substantial reach advantage over his shorter opponent. Sylvia recently spoke with MMAWeekly to discuss his upcoming fight and his desire to someday face Pride’s heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

    Jeff Monson is a world class grappler with an obvious advantage on the ground. So how does Sylvia deal with a fighter like Monson? The champ explains.

    “I have the best heavyweight takedown defense in the UFC. All through my career, people were trying to take me down,” stated Sylvia. “Everybody tries but when I drop my hips on them, they get discouraged.” In his nine UFC fights, no opponent has been able to take Sylvia down.

    “I don’t think I’m going have any problems with him on the ground at all,” added Sylvia confidently. “He’s big and strong but he’s compact. I’m working a lot on getting back up. If I don’t get back up, then I’ll stay there and play the Jiu-Jitsu game with him.”

    At UFC 48, Tim suffered a broken arm when he was submitted by Frank Mir via armbar. Mir won the vacant UFC heavyweight belt while Sylvia was kept out of competition for almost six months. Since then, the Miletich fighter regained his heavyweight title and is coming off two consecutive wins over the much heralded Andrei Arlovski. Although Sylvia isn’t looking past his opponent this Saturday, he anticipates an opportunity to rematch with Mir in the future.

    “Everybody in the world knows I want to fight Frank Mir again. If it so happens that he doesn’t win [against Brandon Vera], I got no problem beating up Brandon Vera either,” said Sylvia.

    “The only way it’s going to happen is if he and I both win on Saturday…or I lose two or three in a row and face him. Let’s just hope he wins,” added Tim. “I don’t want to lose two or three in a row just to fight him [laughs].”

    Jeff Monson is an ADCC submission wrestling world champion and a UFC veteran. He currently enjoys a 16-fight winning streak and will be a formidable threat on the ground for Sylvia. Known for his sometimes brash political views, Monson is a self-proclaimed anarchist and is openly against the war in Iraq. The UFC champ commented on his opponent’s beliefs.

    “As a fighter, I like Jeff. He’s been nothing but respectful to me and I’ve been respectful to him. I do not like the fact that he doesn’t support the troops and he says s*** about the president. That stuff irritates me,” said Sylvia. “He gets to live a dream and be a professional fighter because the troops are over dying for us and supporting us…yet he can’t show those troops a little respect?”

    Current Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is easily considered the best heavyweight and pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Sylvia expressed his desire to someday face the Russian fighter. “When I found out they [UFC] were trying to get Wanderlei [Silva], I called up Dana and said if you can get Wanderlei, can you get Fedor [Emelianenko] because I’ll fight Fedor,” said the Miletich fighter.

    Unfortunately for fight fans, the chances of this fight coming to fruition is highly unlikely. “The UFC aren’t going to let me go over to Pride and fight Fedor because they want the Pay-Per-View buys and Pride is not going to let Fedor come over here and fight me because they also want the Pay-Per-View buys. Each organization has too much to lose.”

    Recently, there have been speculation that Aleksander Emelianenko, the younger brother of Fedor, was in negotiations to fight in the UFC. Known for his quick hands and punching power, a potential match between Aleksander and the current UFC heavyweight champion is something that fans have dreamed about. “Maybe if I knock him out, Fedor will leave Pride and say I want to fight him for beating up my brother.”

    “My goal is to become the best heavyweight fighter in the UFC. Right now I have accomplished that and I just want to keep it going. I want to be known as the best heavyweight of all time.”
     
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    lmfao

    what a goofy ass picture that is too
     
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    seriously, why do people think monson is very good? the UFC is so weak at the heavyweight division it's pathetic. Monson is a joke, oh yeah get ready for a MMA fight by flipping tires and pushing a truck, whatever, monson is a tool his wins aren't exactly against world class fighters, can you picture this guy getting a title shot in pride?
     
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    wow, are you joking me? monson is a savage wrestler and grappler, and he's only improved dramatically since he first entered the cage. nobody's arguing that he's a top 10 HW, but that he stands a very formidable chance against Sylvia and is a threat to the UFC HW division. and who ever said that he deserves a PRIDE title shot? christ, where are you pulling all of this "info"?

    as far as his training techniques, have you ever seen what fedor does in his training?
     
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    yeah his wins are against some top notch heavies (sarcasam), he sure lost to a few good fighters but his wins,,,lol whatever

    UFC heavyweight division is a complete joke that this is the title fight. neither of these guys would be shit in pride but people are still gonna want to watch this trash. pathetic

    Silvia vs Monson - that shit should be an undercard along side a butterbean fight, not the damn title fight!
     
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    let me repeat myself...who is saying that monson is even a top 10 HW? hell, buentello hasn't beaten any top 10 either, but nobody should underestimate him and not consider him a good fighter

    a good matchup is a good matchup, regardless of whether the fighters in it are in title contention, much less relative to PRIDE, etc. i'm going to enjoy the mishima/stevenson fight, but are either in contention to be the best LW? when was the last time frank mir impressed anybody, but everybody's stilli excited about that fight too, including me to a good degree
    , not because you compare them to the best of the best
     
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    and as far as sylvia goes, he's both severely overrated and underrated
     
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    i'm not saying it's a bad match up, or at least that wasn't what i intended to say, i'm just pissed off that the UFC seems to not care about having a competitive HW division in anyway. they just pump these 1/2 ass fighters and call them a world class striker or submission master , hell the UFC 65 preview thingy was calling monson the best heavyweight jiujitsu in the world LMAO i know it's just hype but shit the UFC is nothing but hype, there isn't any substance to it at all.
     
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    your an idiot, monson is one of the best heavyweight bjj guys in the world. he won adcc 2x in his weight division(1999 and 2005), he's also won multiple times in naga, and in grappler's quest.
     
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    it's all marketing. who doesn't do that? there's a deli that claims to have world famous sandwiches...which is directly across the street from another deli that claims the same. and you were bitching about how people (i.e. fans) touted Monson, not how the UFC was portraying him, but the support he's given from fans is completely legitimate. are you aware of his grappling credentials? he is arguably the best HW grappler right now. not many HWs can hang with his grappling and jiu jitsu alone

    given that, of course the UFC is going to sell it any way they can, and why shouldn't they? every entertainment venue, be it sports, film, music, or otherwise, would claim the same
     
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    all they are is hype and ufc sack riders keep buying, pride has so many HW's that would destroy either of these guys what's the point of paying to see this fight?
     
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    holy shit, you keep going back and forth with your opinions

    once again, A GOOD FIGHT IS A GOOD FIGHT. there are LOTS of good matchups where neither fighters are, or will ever be, in contention to even less established MMA venue titles. we know that the pride HW division is vastly superior in every aspect, but who gives a shit?

    if i drive a honda accord, should i trash it because there are superior cars out there, or should i enjoy my honda for what it is? read what i posted before and get off your high horse
     
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    fedor talks in 3rd person now? :o
     
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    Yes, the ufc chooses to have a weaksauce HW division ... dumbshit , just STFU.:madfawk:
     
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    oh my god this man speaks the truth. /
     
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    yeah i was sure wrong about monson huh, he was awesome LMAO

    the UFC has a great Heavyweight division, Monson is a stud, you bet i was sooooo wrong lmao what a shit championship match
     
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    did i say he'd win? :ugh:

    i said he posed a threat to the HW division. there's a HUGE difference between this and what you said


    good try to "intelligently" pick things apart though
     

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