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The Legend 10-17-2008 04:04 PM

Sylvia in talks with Dream
 
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Originally Posted by mmaweekly
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia might be making another big move soon--to the land of the Rising Sun.

Sylvia's manager, Monte Cox, confirmed to MMAInsider that Japanese promotions Dream and Sengoku have expressed interest in importing the tree-limbed fighter. No agreements have been signed, but negotiations are ongoing.

Sylvia's non-exclusive deal with Affliction allows the move, although Cox says he would also like to see Sylvia face off with Paul Buentello or Roy Nelson on Affliction's January card--i.e., someone a little less lofty than Fedor Emelianenko--to lay the groundwork for a comeback.

Save for a few marquee names, Dream and Sengoku's heavyweight divisions are paper thin. If Sylvia's in the mood for sushi, he might do some serious damage in Japan.

Source:http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2008/1...nd-sengoku.asp

Hopefully if he signs and Cro Cop gets better we can see the fight we never got to in the UFC.

LeeM 10-17-2008 04:33 PM

Japanese would probably like him, but I think Sylvia/Nelson would be risky for Sylvia.

bbjd7 10-17-2008 05:55 PM

Sylvia vs Overeem would be sweet. Sylvia vs Sergei is fun to.

Shamrock-Ortiz 10-17-2008 05:56 PM

Even though Cro Cop seems pathetic, I'd still pick him over Sylvia anyday.

Maybe that is stupid of me, but I can't pick Sylvia to beat Cro Cop.

I'd like to see that match.

Meshuggeth 10-17-2008 05:58 PM

Would love to see Kharitonov batter Sylvia.

Walker 10-17-2008 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bbjd7 (Post 685712)
Sylvia vs Overeem would be sweet. Sylvia vs Sergei is fun to.

Overeem was the first guy I thought of too. I'd very much like to see that match-up. :thumbsup:

JT42 10-17-2008 06:11 PM

Yeah I would really like to see Sylvia fight Overeem and Kharitonov although I think he would lose both. If he is looking to string together some wins I say he needs to stick with Affliction and fight Nelson or Buentello which would both be easy wins for him IMO.

Suizida 10-17-2008 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeM (Post 685681)
Japanese would probably like him, but I think Sylvia/Nelson would be risky for Sylvia.

I dont think so, i dont think Nelson would be able to put him on his back

stitch1z 10-17-2008 10:40 PM

I wonder if a budding career in Japan could lead to a fight vs. Semmy Schilt?

plazzman 10-18-2008 12:43 AM

At this point I believe Overeem can destroy Sylvia ONLY if he doesn't get stupid and leave his chin out, he doesn't have the best chin and we all know Sylvia hits like a truck. But on the other hand, Sylvia's chin aint too hot either and Overeem has worlds better striking, and possibly ground game, possibly.


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