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Old 06-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I beg to differ, the UFC heavyweight division right now is anything but weak. Back when Sylvia was champion he took it from Ricco Rodriguez (touch and go heavyweight)
Not when Sylvia and him fought...he was on an 11 win fight streak. After that loss he fell from grace.

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then defended it again Gan McGee (never any good),
Four fight win streak and so he got a shot.
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lost to Frank Mir,
A very formidable submission guy
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had the trilogy with Arlovski,
Decent HW at the time
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defended against Monson,
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then lost it to the Great Randy Couture.
Great might be a stretch but Randy is a great fighter who gameplans with the best of them. No shame in losing to him.
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Right now the heavyweight division has Champion JDS, Cain,
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Shane Carwin (recovering from an injury),
I don't think he is that great a HW. Also hasn't fought in two years so I wouldn't include him in the current roster.
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Overeem (suspended),
Really don't understand the Reem love most of recent wins are in kick boxing and when he fought Werdum he was getting beat in the striking dept. and if Werdum had stopped flopping to his but he probably would have won that match.
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Big Nog,
I think he is a brokedown HW in the twilight of his career. He has seven fight in the UFC and has lost 3 of those and was getting his ass handed to him by Syliva before the choke.

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Roy Nelson, list goes on with good fighters.
I like Roy I really do and against not top ten competition he looks great but against top 10 guys like Mir, JDS, Werdum he is a punching bag for them.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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There is only one thing I see happening with this...

Dana White gives Sylvia his one fight and

A. he gets smashed by a top 5 HW in the UFC and runs out of the octagon with his tail between his legs or:

B. he gets smashed by a UFC HW CAN! andddd runs out of the octagon with his tail between his legs.

The UFC HW division has evolved lightyears since Tim Sylvia was "on top"...and I dont see him doing anything in the UFC if he decides to make a comeback. He isnt even close to a gatekeeper in my opinion.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The HW division hasn't evolved that much. The HW is the same division it was ten years ago. Tim would do fine I would love to see a rematch with Mir.
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The HW division hasn't evolved that much. The HW is the same division it was ten years ago. Tim would do fine I would love to see a rematch with Mir.
BASED ON WHAT!?!?!?

How hasn't the HW division evolved? Back in Tim's "prime" Andrei Arlovski was running that division...where is he now?

IDK man. I see any of the top HW in the UFC destroying Big Tim...maybe Im wrong but I dont really think so here.
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BASED ON WHAT!?!?!?

How hasn't the HW division evolved? Back in Tim's "prime" Andrei Arlovski was running that division...where is he now?

IDK man. I see any of the top HW in the UFC destroying Big Tim...maybe Im wrong but I dont really think so here.
Buy your logic then the LHW hasn't evolved because Chuck's chin declined just like AA's. We still see fights at HW being slug fests more than we see grappling matches or wrestling clincs. It hasn't evolved that much. What makes you think Tim would get destroyed? He is 7-1 in his last eight fights.
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Buy your logic then the LHW hasn't evolved because Chuck's chin declined just like AA's. We still see fights at HW being slug fests more than we see grappling matches or wrestling clincs. It hasn't evolved that much. What makes you think Tim would get destroyed? He is 7-1 in his last eight fights.
Actually by the logic I used for big Tim the LHW division HAS evolved...lol for the same reason the HW division has..New talent, exposed champions weaknesses, more athleticism than before.. Big Tim wouldnt stand a chance just like Chuck had no chance once the Pride fighters merged with the UFC..

And he is 7-1 in his last eight fights...against? he got merked in 30 seconds by Abe Wagner? Who the f is that?

Cmon man, really. Stop being biased.

P.S. In no way am i trying to be an ahole towards you, I am just stating my opinion..I respect yours and I hope you can respect mine as well. The Iceman is my favorite fighter just like yours! lol

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Actually by the logic I used for big Tim the LHW division HAS evolved...lol for the same reason the HW division has..New talent, exposed champions weaknesses, more athleticism than before.. Big Tim wouldnt stand a chance just like Chuck had no chance once the Pride fighters merged with the UFC..

And he is 7-1 in his last eight fights...against? he got merked in 30 seconds by Abe Wagner? Who the f is that?

Cmon man, really. Stop being biased.
The HW isn't more athletic, no champions been exposed becuase no one has held onto the belt long enough to be exposed. Tim would hold his own he does have a 38-7 record and has been fighting for over ten years. Also on another point how many Pride guys beat Chuck-two, wow.
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I disagree on the more athletic part of the UFC heavyweight division. Cain, JDS, Shane, Frank Mir now, and Pat Berry, Brendan Schaub, and many others are athletic fighters. Sylvia is by no means an athletic heavyweight.
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I disagree on the more athletic part of the UFC heavyweight division. Cain, JDS, Shane, Frank Mir now, and Pat Berry, Brendan Schaub, and many others are athletic fighters. Sylvia is by no means an athletic heavyweight.
This is precisely what I was trying to say..
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Yeah, all he does is stand and trade with fighters and can barely wrestle. You look at all the fighters he won against before his fight with Couture and they were all undersized heavyweights or not athletic. Even with his two looses before Couture you look at them and it's: Frank Mir (submission), Arlovski(submission), Couture (athletic legend), Big Nog (submission), Fedor (still top ranked at the time), Ray Mercer (world level boxer), and Abe Wagner (athletic).
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