The agile and mobile Tim Sylvia (video)

Tim Sylvia has decent athletic ability for a man of his size. But to refer to himself as the “agile and mobile Tim Sylvia” as he does in this ESPN video is a bit much, don’t you think?

Sylvia is also apparently still bitter that his “friend” Randy Couture decided to come out of retirement to fight him earlier this year. Well, Dana White claims he’s friends with Randy too and we know how that situation is working out.

In the video below, the “Maine-iac” claims that Vera thinks he’s better than he really is. He does make a valid point in that Vera hasn’t been tested but for him to also claim he hasn’t fought anyone on Sylvia’s level is kind of ridiculous. Vera holds a dominant win over Frank Mir and Mir holds a win over Sylvia.

Sylvia better bring his A-game when he gets into the cage against a man who fights like he’s just been shot out of a cannon. Sylvia better try to avoid the counter-attack style he’s used in recent bouts against Andrei Arlovski and Randy Couture. If he puts himself in a defensive posture then Vera will push the pace and force Sylvia to engage. I know it’s cliche but Sylvia’s best defense in this match might be to have a good offense.

I’m predicting that Vera wins by third round TKO at UFC 77 next Saturday:

7 COMMENTS
  • paddiosf says:

    Over the years I’ve criticized Sylvia saying his boring champion, not anymore…After the Couture fight he was booed before and after the fight, I can’t put him down anymore…I hope Sylvia beats Vera because everyone is counting on him to lose in every MMA website….

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  • robnashville says:

    “In the video below, the “Maine-iac” claims that Vera thinks he’s better than he really is.”

    Vera once stated that he was gonna hold the UFC heavyweight and lt heavyweight titles at the same time………statements like that tend to make me think that Vera DOES think he is better than he really is.

    Also, I think a win over post motorcycle accident Mir is essentially meaningless. IMHO.

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  • ttt says:

    i’m a relatively new MMA fan but can someone explain a bit more about what Tim was saying at the beginning about training with Couture? what’s the history behind that? because Tim seem to imply that Couture was for lack of better words “taking advantage” of him

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  • bubbafat says:

    maybe the Mir fight is significant but Vera took out Assuerio Silva in a couple a minutes when Sylvia couldn’t finish him. I don’t know who is gonna win this , but whoever does will prob be the next HW Champ.
    I’d love to see Vera knock 6’8″ Tim Sylvia out with a high kick.

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  • Johnny P. says:

    “Vera once stated that he was gonna hold the UFC heavyweight and lt heavyweight titles at the same time………statements like that tend to make me think that Vera DOES think he is better than he really is.”

    Understood, but in giving interviews, especially after fights (where I saw Vera make that statement, is he being self-deluded and egotistical, or is he being a savy self promoter. He said just a month or two ago the person he wants most is Chuck Liddell, yet Vera fights heavyweight. And granted he’s not a huge heavyweight and could drop down, but isn’t it the savy thing to call out one of Dana’s boys and get noticed?

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  • ossBASHA says:

    Corretion: Vera will win by TKO in the first round.

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  • dizzle says:

    Vera is going to get knocked out within the 2nd round by Slyvia. Noone has seen Sylvia fight in a while…so there isn’t really no true game plan you can establish before the fight. I think Sylvia is going to come out ready for the fight and make everyone question their take on the former UFC Heavyweight champion.

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