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Tim Sylvia in talks to fight former boxing champ Ray Mercer

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Long-time MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox is looking to think out of the box for his next Adrenaline MMA shows as he is involved in negotiations to finalize the first-ever MMA rules matchup between a former heavyweight champions in MMA and boxing.

Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that an Adrenaline event tentatively scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. could be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 46-year old former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer.










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Post #1   2/12/09 1:24:46AM   

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i really am at a loss for words. why, just why

Post #2   2/12/09 1:33:59AM   

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I thought he called out Ken Shamrock

Post #3   2/12/09 1:45:21AM   

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This is really mind blowing. It hasn't even been two years since this man was the heavyweight champion of the most coveted MMA organization on the planet. Fedor must have really broken Tim.

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Post #4   2/12/09 1:50:19AM   

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wow, how do you go from fighting the #1 guy in the world to fighting a guy who has no training at all in your sport? Tim is still a top 10 IMO. I guess the money must be right. I would think after the way Tim lost to Nogueira and what Frank did to him that he'd be asking for big nog again to try to climb his way back up. Maybe after getting a taste of the money in Affliction he doens't really care about competing and just wants to cash in. I can't really blame him if that's the case, these guys are giving out boatloads of money and it most likely isn't going to last forever.

Post #5   2/12/09 2:04:09AM   

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Man he must really be wanting to win his next fight, this is just ridiculous.

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Post #6   2/12/09 2:28:02AM   

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kimbo tapped him in 40 seconds.


james thompson put kimbo in a crucifix.


do the math?

Post #7   2/12/09 7:08:05AM   

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This is stupid. Tim/Monte there is alot of good hw's out there for you to face;

Alesk Emelianenko
Sergi Kharitanov
Mark Hunt
Fabrico Werdum
Paul Buentello
Alister Overeem
Semmy Schilt
Gilber Yvel
Antonio Silva
Roy Nelson
Ben Rothwell rematch


Tim, we all know you have faced TOP competition recently, but this is a BIG step down and you will prove nothing.

Post #8   2/12/09 7:50:26AM   

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Post #9   2/12/09 8:16:24AM   

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WTF mate?! Tim, c'mon seriously? You're seriously going to beat up a 46 year old man? Are you that desperate? That's about like saying "I'm a top 10 caliber professional MMA fighter who lost to the number one and number 3 or 4 heavyweights in the world consecutively...Ouch, my pride! *sniffle-sniffle* I think I'm going to go beat up a hobo to make myself better." lol
Seriously though, what the hell?!

Post #10   2/12/09 10:38:14AM   

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Tim's next stop after Mercer......Hong Man Choi!!!!!!

Post #11   2/12/09 10:51:23AM   

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I'm not sure why people are so negative on this fight. Tim isn't in the UFC anymore and his options wtih Affliction are limited as they have only one more show and their top HWs have either already fought Tim or are fighting each other.

Syliva IS a former champ and he probably has legitimate pay expectations as a result. So what are the options if you are a high-paid fighter who can't make a fight against any of the top HWs in the top 2 promotions? Well, they ae pretty limited and not surprisingly he ends up with a "novelty fight". Fighting Mercer can draw enough press and fan attention to be an "event" and that means that both guys can get a decent paycheck.

There was a lot less criticism when Pride routinely made similar matchups between top MMA fighters and MMA inexperienced fighters from other combat sports.

Post #12   2/12/09 11:17:29AM   

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thats absurd and sylvia just supe gayified himself... its like me beatin up a 10 year old kid

not that i really had much respect for sylvia before this, but now its all gone

Post #13   2/12/09 11:26:11AM   

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And Sylvia fans (All 3 of them) wonder why everyone dislikes or hates Timmy... lol "C'mon Ken Shamrock, I'll kick your ass" lol "Oh, we can't fight? well who was that guy Kimbo submitted in 40 seconds? Ray Mercer? I can take him!!!

(talking to himself after the fight) "Tim Sylvia you're super awesome!"

Post #14   2/12/09 11:44:15AM   

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don't make me laugh
he needs to fight arlovski in a boxing match or something

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