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Old 02-19-2007, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I am coming around on Tim Sylvia

You know, I have been bashing hard on Tim Sylvia for ever now. I think I may have bashed him so much that I am actually starting to like him. Yeah he had two really boring fights, but actually, I remember being at the bar drink off my ass jumping up and down and cheering every time monson got a take down, and when he got on top. So for me, that fight was actually pretty fun.

Anyways I have been watching some of his older fights lately, and he has had some exciting wins that I had totally forgoten about. Plus, who doesn't like a pant pooping real life shrek that wears his belt everywhere he goes?

Well, I guess I do still want to bash on him, but I also think I am turning into a closet fan.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no! don't turn to the dark side, it will consume you!

whether i come around or not is pending his upcoming fight against Randy.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, if he schlepps around and jabs at randy for 5 rounds for a decision, I'll be right back to hating him with all the nasty seething hatred and loathing that I can muster.


I guess what I am saying is that I am giving him a second chance for the ever so prestigious position of being a fighter that I like.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well i hate to disagree with you but...........

1)VS AA, they were very bad fights for him. Fight one he got KO'd, that doesnt make him exciting it makes AA exciting.

2)VS AA......again. He almost got knocked out, then knocked out AA with what I consider a very lucky punch in the way that AA ran into it thinking he had Tim finished. Again not really Tim making it a good fight.

3)VS Snowman. Jab.....Jab.....Jab.....snowman throws a combo, Tim pretty much runs away.......jab.....jab.........jab


Go watch his last fights again they are brutal. Not only that but i mean technically against the snowman, just watch his striking, ITS REALLY BAD. I mean i consider it VERY sloppy when your hands are below your shoulders all the time and you JUMP IN TO THROW A UPPERCUT.

The only reason he gets away with this is because of his size and reach. I thought like you did, until i really sat down and looked at his style or well lack there of. He is a terrible fighter, albiet he did show some good ground game against a very tired Jeff in the late stages.

I just dont like fighters who fight "not to loose". And that is what he does. He is content to go 5 rounds and jab you to death. When he meets Cro-cop he is finished, hell if he fought Vera I think Tim would have gotten destroyed. Why do you think Randy is going back in? Randy is completely right, Aserio Slyiva (i know i know SP is off) a much shorter but good striker almost beat Tim in a pure stand up game. He had no trouble getting in close.

If Randy can close the gap like that on Tim he will beat him. If Cro-cop closes the gap on you like that Tim will be waking up with a nose looking worse then Franklins in the hospital.

Lunging uppercuts........
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What is everyone always talking about in all the MMA forums about Sylvia apparantley shitting himself? Can someone either fully explain the story to me and/or give me a link?
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm no Tim fan, but I'm somewhat expecting for him to be more aggressive this coming fight, mainly for the reason that he just got an extension on his contract. It may be different from UFC 65 where he fought scared not only of loosing the belt, but more of ...had he lost that fight, he may have a cheaper offer or be let go of since he's very unpopular. This time around that pressure is gone so he has no reason to be timid, other than the belt ofcourse.

But then again...personally, I wouldn't buy any ppv to see him fight. Even in his KO days, he's just horrible to watch, his stance, his lack of footwork...I don't even know why he walks like he has a broken hip or something (maybe he has, I don't know)...


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Sylvia used to be a bad ass then he started being too cautious (fighting to not lose, not to win). I hope Couture goes at him and Sylvia just knocks him out and gains his bad ass confidence back, doubt itll happen though. Or another high kick knockout like vs Telligman, that'd be good
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I guess he's okay. A lot of people bash him because they say he's so freakishly big and that's the only reason he wins fights. But really, his size isn't that remarkable, he's just tall. 265 really isn't that big for 6'8. I'm almost as tall and wiegh just as much for my height, and he'd kick the crap out of me without breaking a sweat, so he obviously has skills.

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What is everyone always talking about in all the MMA forums about Sylvia apparantley shitting himself? Can someone either fully explain the story to me and/or give me a link?
well Tim was feeling a little under the weather during one of his fights(Assuerio Silva?). after the fight he actually admitted he had diarrhea and that he had shat his pants during the fight
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You know, I have been bashing hard on Tim Sylvia for ever now. I think I may have bashed him so much that I am actually starting to like him. Yeah he had two really boring fights, but actually, I remember being at the bar drink off my ass jumping up and down and cheering every time monson got a take down, and when he got on top. So for me, that fight was actually pretty fun.

Anyways I have been watching some of his older fights lately, and he has had some exciting wins that I had totally forgoten about. Plus, who doesn't like a pant pooping real life shrek that wears his belt everywhere he goes?

Well, I guess I do still want to bash on him, but I also think I am turning into a closet fan.
So u like him cause everyone hates him? The reason his old fights are better is because he was hungry back then. Now he is scared to lose it and uses his natural Reach and Height to coast through fights. Cro Cop > Sylvia by miles.
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