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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sylvia in talks with Dream

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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.

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

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 04:33 PM
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Japanese would probably like him, but I think Sylvia/Nelson would be risky for Sylvia.
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Sylvia vs Overeem would be sweet. Sylvia vs Sergei is fun to.
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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.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Would love to see Kharitonov batter Sylvia.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
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.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 06:11 PM
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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.

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

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-18-2008, 12:43 AM
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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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