Thread: sylvia v monson
10/09/2006 1:59pm, #1
sylvia v monson
So I just saw this on the UFC's site:
I'm hoping to see Monson pull this one out, but DAMN it is a height difference. I know Monson has the vastly superior ground game. Will he be able to get in close enough to Sylvia to bring it down to the ground?
10/09/2006 2:22pm, #2Originally Posted by Wolf
On the ground I would expect Monson to dominate but the question is can he get in there.
10/09/2006 2:30pm, #3
Unless he can slip like tyson in his prime, I don't see how he'll be able to close the gap and take sylvia down.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
10/09/2006 2:31pm, #4
Well, if I remember right he's got a head made of granite. Maybe he'll just eat a couple and get it.
10/09/2006 3:00pm, #5
Monson has pretty decent standup skills, he has fought a few pro boxing matches now and improved a lot in that area. But he has the reach of a fried chicken and I dont see him taking Sylvia to the ground. I hate Sylvia and I want him to lose, but I doubt Monson will pull this one out.
10/09/2006 3:09pm, #6
240lbs at five foot nine?
10/09/2006 4:17pm, #7
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Considering that Pe de Pano was doing pretty well at keeping Monson at bay with his jab, I think Sylvia will be able to do it to.I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
"Step away," I hissed.
11/03/2006 4:11pm, #8
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I'm not a Sylvia fan and I'd love to see him lose, but I don't think that's going to happen in this match. Styles make fights and the styles (combined with physical attributes) are stacked pretty heavily for Sylvia here. If, and obviously this is a big "if", Monson can take him down, I think he'll rock Sylvia's world.
11/04/2006 10:02pm, #9
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This fight will tell alot about the impact of height in mma matchups. As far as i know their havent been too many matchups with a whole foot of height difference.
Id love to see sylvia lose.
11/05/2006 3:07am, #10
One thing is for sure, whoever loses will look bad.
IF Monson gets Sylvia down, he'll tap him quick. Sylvia is not good on the ground; Monson has subbed multiple black belts. Sylvia will look lost.
If Monson doesn't get Sylvia down, he's going to look terrible trying to box with someone a foot taller than him.