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Old 12-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sylvia Aims at Japan, Ken Shamrock

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After losing to Fedor Emelianenko last July, Tim Sylvia plans for a big return.

The former UFC heavyweight champion is prepared to fight in Japan in roughly 30 days. Sylvia’s manager, Monte Cox, is actively seeking a fight for “The Maine-iac” on K-1 and Dream’s co-promoted “Premium 2008 Dynamite” card on Dec. 31 or World Victory Road’s Sengoku event on Jan. 4. Cox said Sylvia has been granted a certificate of eligibility to participate in either promotion.

“I don’t think anyone ever knows until about a week before they fight,” said Sylvia of preparing for an opponent in one of the Japanese organizations.

Sylvia (24-5) hoped to return to Affliction in January, but Cox confirmed that the 6-foot-8 heavyweight will sit out the novice promotion’s second show set for Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif., which features an Emelianenko-Andrei Arlovski clash.

Sylvia, who also has a contract with Cox’s Adrenaline MMA promotion, has been eyeing a meeting UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock (26-13-2).

“I was supposed to fight Ken Shamrock December 20, but it’s been postponed to February now,” said Sylvia. “He’s a free agent. I was supposed to fight him in a small show called XP3 Promotions. I believe in Texas, but it’s postponed to February now.”

Cox echoed Sylvia’s position that a bout with the 44-year-old Shamrock was in the works.

However, Melissa Ingram, director of media relations for Ken Shamrock Entertainment Inc., was hesitant to describe the fight as being in “preliminary negotiations.”

Shamrock’s manager Ron Donohoo told Sherdog.com on Monday that the bout was not under consideration.

“Our organization was approached some time ago about the prospect of Ken fighting Sylvia, but it was rejected,” Donohoo wrote in an email.

Donohoo did not disclose the reason the fight was declined. XP3 Promotions, which has a Feb. 7 event scheduled at the Reliant Arena in Houston according to its Web site, was not immediately available for comment.

Despite the opposing sides, Sylvia expects to see much action in the coming months, including a fight with Shamrock.

“I love to fight and a fight’s a fight,” said Sylvia. “He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a legend. To progress your career you always have to fight somebody like that.

“I don’t know if he’s a stepping stone or anything, but he’s been on some of the same cards I’ve been on and he’s been highlighted over me, so I want to let people that I am better than this guy and there’s no reason he should have been highlighted over me.”
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WOW, why would they make that fight? its so pointless and stupid imo. Ken needs to retire before someone kills him.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is just unbelievable. I thought it hilarious that big Timmeh's talking as if Ken's still a force in the sport. Ken's brain must be scrambled if he thinks he stands a chance after his recent performances.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This fight won't happen, Ken will injure himself on the walk down to the ring.
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I guess Sylvia doesn't want to risk being 0-3 in his last 3 fights... I hope for Kenny's sake that he breaks a leg on the way to the ring or something, because if he gets in there, Timmy might just kill him.
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Tim Sylvia will again crap his pants once he meets a facial hair king in Shamrock.
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“I love to fight and a fight’s a fight,” said Sylvia. “He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a legend. To progress your career you always have to fight somebody like that.

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It's already been said here but this is a f#cking joke.
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I would laugh my ass off if Kenny actually gets some sneaky sub and wins this.
Sylvia sucks, but he is still good enough to beat Shamrock, if not for any other reason then just with the weight and age -advantages. Gotta love and respect Shamrock's legacy, but his retirement is about 10 years late already.
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