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Old 02-11-2009, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tim Sylvia vs Ray Mercer?

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Long-time MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox is looking to think out of the box for his next Adrenaline MMA shows as he is involved in negotiations to finalize the first-ever matchup between a former heavyweight champions in MMA and boxing.

Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that an Adrenaline event tentatively scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. could be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 46-year old former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer.

If signed, the bout would mark Sylvia’s first fight since losing to Fedor Emelianenko this past July during Affliction’s “Banned” event in a match that determined the first-ever heavyweight champion of the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts. Prior to that, Sylvia had lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81 last February in a bout in which the vacant interim UFC heavyweight title was on the line.

Sylvia, who held the UFC heavyweight title on two separate occasions, has competed as a pro since 2001 and holds notable wins in his career over Ben Rothwell, Ricco Rodriguez, Andrei Arlovski, Jeff Monson, and Brandon Vera.

He’d be facing an opponent in Mercer who has just one previous MMA fight to his credit, an exhibition match against Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson that took place on a Cage Fury Fighting Championship card in June of 2007. The fought was fought under the unified rules of MMA and the bout ended after Mercer submitted to a guillotine choke.

Despite Mercer’s MMA inexperience, he still poses a unique threat to Sylvia. While the heavy-handed Slice felt it was prudent to take Mercer off his feet, Sylvia is not known for taking fights to the ground and instead may attempt to trade punches with a professional boxer that was good enough to win a Gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

For those who might be unable to attend the proposed matchup in Atlantic City, Cox also revealed that he’s currently involved in negotiations regarding a television partner for the event.
Source:http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/02/...mp-ray-mercer/

Interesting, I would have to go with Big Tim since it is MMA and not Boxing.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea, I don't know why this would happen..but if it does I'm goin with Sylvia.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)

 
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The only thing I can think of is why? Could Sylvia be anymore desperate for a win, first he wanted Shamrock now this I mean come on.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why would Sylvia take this fight? I mean his career is in some trouble but not this much trouble.

Jerome Lebanner has stated on numerous occasions that he wants to fight Tim, why doesn't he take that fight. At least he could keep his credibility with that fight, win or lose.
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Maybe he can line up Bo Cantrell and Tank Abott afterwards.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If this is going to happen i am actually going to see this fight in AC i know its not even going to be a fight but i would still like to go see Big Tim.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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*claps* well done Tim! This is the best way to get your career on track. God he only lost to Big Nog, left the best org. to be in and now he pulls a sh*t stunt like this!
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At first I thought it was going to be Queensbury rules which confused me. When I read down to find out it was unified mma rules, I was very confused. They must be paying old poopypants a butload of money. Why else would he be fighting a 46 year old punch drunk boxer in an mma fight?


Jesus christ. I hope he actually loses, that would just make my day.


He has always looked like a sidewhow freak, and now he is finally playing the part.


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Damn, I just read this post again and it keeps cracking me up. Is this some type of joke?

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This will make Sylvia look bad even if he wins. He's a former champion, he should stick to fighting top competition.

Go fight Barnett or Bigfoot Silva. Shit, fight Paulo Silva if you want, anybody but an ex-boxer that's ripe with old age.
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Damn, I just read this post again and it keeps cracking me up. Is this some type of joke?
Please don't double post
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