By Ryan Bartlett on Jun 14, 2009
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Of course no surprise here. Tim was never any good, just a big guy full of himself. Remember him saying he thought he was the one to defeat Fedor. What a joke.
I really don’t know why there’s so much Tim Sylvia hate but come on, it is really hard to say that he was never any good.
He was 16-0 before he lost to a BJJ specialist. Beat the 2nd guy to beat him twice and then lost to super-legends in Couture*, Noguiera** and Emelianenko***. Sylvia beat guys like Ricco Rodriguez, Gan McGee, Ben Rothwell, Mike Whitehead and Jeff Monson. Never any good? I’m not the biggest Tim Sylvia fan, but let’s give the guy some credit.
With all that said, I don’t know why he decided to show up 300lbs. for the fight against Mercer. I guess he didn’t see Mercer’s fight against big heavyweights like Tommy Morrison and Lennox Lewis.
While Ray Mercer may be old, just like George Foreman, big heavyweights can still pack a big punch. Ray Mercer’s years of Olympic and professional boxing experience says a lot.
* He fought with a very bad back.
** He beat Nog for 2 straight rounds.
*** Ok, this fight was a joke.
This is why I don’t bet on MMA. I can’t imagine too many people picked Mercer to win.
Come on. Losing to a middle aged boxer in an mma match? He isn’t that old and if he lost because he came in overweight since his training consisted mostly of eating pizza, then yes, he sucks. Too bad for him since his career is probably over now. He should have continued fighting top talent if he is really that good.
It’s easy to say that he should have continued to fight top talent but you’re forgetting that fighters don’t necessarily get to choose their opponents . . . there’s some politics involved.
Gonzaga loss to an old man in Randy Couture, is Gonzaga worthless? No. Bernard Hopkins has been schooling many fighters past the age of 40.
Don’t get so hung up on the fact that it was an MMA match, Sylvia main weapon is his striking just like many other MMA competitors.
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