4/08/2008 6:31pm, #21
This has upset written all over it. Im nearly 100% convinced Silvia has to win now. Especially if fedor tries his Choi tactic again. I wonder what the betting odds are...
4/08/2008 7:04pm, #22Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
4/08/2008 7:06pm, #23Originally Posted by Nathan McScary
That is actually damn funny.
4/08/2008 7:47pm, #24Originally Posted by Goju - Joe
Also, I THINK elbows are allowed under HDNet Fights' rules, so I would like to see how that will change Fedor's game plan and defense. I live in the Dallas area, so I REALLY hope this fight takes place here and not overseas, 'cuz I wanna see it live in person.
EDIT: Elbows aren't allowed in HDNF after all, so scratch my previous comment.
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4/08/2008 8:20pm, #25
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Yeah, just because Fedor really hasn't had much competition in ages I think Sylvia might actually have a chance here. If that happens, think we'll see Randy vs. Nog?
4/09/2008 10:48am, #26
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
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Now, Fedor's throws are definitely good and he mixes striking and throws very effectively, but so far the most impressive displays of dominating the takedown battles he's had have been against Noguiera, who I'm not sure has ever actually bothered defending a takedown in his career, Herring, last seen being outwrestled by Cheik "I'm so athletic and explosive fireflies follow me around in the daytime" Kongo, and Crocop, about who's post-Pride performances the less said, the better. Whereas in his matches with Coleman, Randleman, and Arona (ie pretty much everyone he's fought that can wrestle) he didn't get a single takedown and got put on his back a lot.
Now, Coleman, Randleman, and Arona are better wrestlers than anyone Tim has fought aside from Randy, so that doesn't mean Fedor won't be able to take Tim down. But I don't think you can consider it a foregone conclusion, either. And in a striking battle, when you consider that Nog has stated that Sylvia hit him the hardest he'd ever been hit, I don't think you can really count Tim out of a decent chance at victory.Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
4/09/2008 12:14pm, #27Originally Posted by fatherdog
And in a striking battle, when you consider that Nog has stated that Sylvia hit him the hardest he'd ever been hit, I don't think you can really count Tim out of a decent chance at victory.
4/09/2008 12:24pm, #28
I'll say this: whatever else happens, Mr. Emmelianko has my respect back, he is finally taking on a former UFC HW Champion and top 5 contender. (Not that he seemed all that bothered when he lost my respect, but I just thought I'd get that out there.)
Go Big Tim! Hillbilly Deluxe all the way, baby! I seriously want Tim to win, to forever enshrine himself in the pantheon of legends, and get the respect he deserves.
Tim "The Man Who Stopped Fedor" Syliva...has a nice ring to it.
4/09/2008 12:28pm, #29
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It also didn't help Monson cause to advertise his training regiment and fight strategy leading up to the fight. Two things about Randy and Fedor is they both know how to develope a game plan, that is what made their potential fight so tantelizing. Randy and Fedor are good at pressuring people and that is something Tim doesn't respond to, Tim does his best work when he can control the situation and do just enough to pull off the win. Which is the reason so many people don't like him..................that and the moped picture.
4/09/2008 12:29pm, #30
Finally. Fedor vs a top ranked cat/former champion.
Of course, the downside of this is that I have to watch Tim Sylvia fight again. Oh well, it's a trade off I guess.Originally Posted by Goju - joe