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UFC 77: the “Old Tim” is back


On the latest edition of AGS radio, the expert panel (myself and Sam included) debated which Tim Sylvia would show up to fight Brandon Vera – the dominating Sylvia from 2006 or the tentative version from early 2007?

Well “The Mainiac” himself answers that question with the following quote from the Canadian Press

“Being the fighter that I am, I’m not the type of guy that likes to go to a decision,” he added. “I’m not the kind of guy that likes to do ground and pound or submissions, I want to knock the guy out standing up.”

“Sylvia says he knows why he has heard boos at recent fights, blaming a change in strategy that took him away from his earlier free-swinging days.
Under former boxing coach Matt Pena, Sylvia said: “the game plans we put together (against Andrei Arlovski and Jeff Monson) were to go out there and win, at all costs, but do it safely.”

“Some of my last few fights haven’t been that exciting so I just hired a new boxing coach (Teddy Mueller). I’m doing a few different things and I think the old Tim’s back, the guy that went out there and knocked people out the first and second round. So I’m going to go out there and give it my best and try and knock Brandon out.”

The 31 yr old 6’8” monster has a strong fanbase that is ready for him to put on the type of performance that can lead to another UFC Heavyweight title.

HT: UFC Mania