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Old 10-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Japanese would probably like him, but I think Sylvia/Nelson would be risky for Sylvia.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Would love to see Kharitonov batter Sylvia.
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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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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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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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