Second-Fiddle Tim Sylvia Aims for History

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grappler0000
1/26/08 10:58:06AM
Tim Sylvia may be the world’s largest Rodney Dangerfield. The 6-foot-8, two-time former UFC heavyweight champion simply can’t get respect.

On Feb. 2 in Las Vegas, Sylvia will attempt to become only the second man in MMA history to win three major league world championships. Sylvia is attempting to go into the record book behind only Randy Couture, who won his fifth championship when beating Sylvia via decision last year. His opponent in an interim title match, Brazil’s Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, can make a legitimate claim for being the second best heavyweight in the sport’s history.

But for all the hype UFC 81 is getting, you’d likely never know either of those things.

It certainly never came up at Thursday’s UFC press conference for UFC 81.

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silverbullet
1/26/08 11:29:34AM
I have a feeling that Tim will surprise everybody.
Boo_Radley21
1/26/08 11:31:37AM
I think he'll be able to pull of a win. He's got a lot of motivation for this fight, and he's a good fighter although boring lately.
nickcuc547
1/26/08 12:06:15PM
i agree too, this is a good matchup for tim, i think it's a boring fight though that will not please the crowd, but tim will come out on top by decision.
JimiMak
1/26/08 12:26:21PM
Tim's chances are so much better than ppl are giving him credit for. I think he loses a SD and shows everyone that, tho his style isn't entertaining, he's never really been "bad"
loonytnt
1/26/08 3:03:47PM
tim is a beast imo, and idk about borin fights this guys fights dont go all round that much, but i think tim is going to get sub in this fight
bullettdodger
1/26/08 3:10:57PM
I also think Nog will edge out the win, I think Big Tim will get caught in a submission... maybe not the the first 2 minutes but fairly early... first round to the second round. Though i agree that his chances are way better than anyone (not people on mmaplayground but people in general) has been giving him.
roman
1/26/08 5:08:13PM
If Nog comes in like Randy and gets his back it's all over.
GraMMA
1/27/08 2:09:28PM

Posted by roman

If Nog comes in like Randy and gets his back it's all over.



I agree,if that happens,but don't think it will.Tim by ko/tko or dec.I think Tims' size/reach will be a big factor in this fight and Tim will dominate.
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