Monson was a Division I wrestler out of Oregon State and a Pac-1o champion out of the University of Illinois. Known as one of the best heavyweight grapplers in the business, the hulking 5’9″, 245 pound brawler is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, a two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling Champion, and has won multiple submission tournaments.
Widely regarded as one of the top heavyweight mixed martial artists on the planet, “The Snowman” has a career record of 30-8. Winning his last seven consecutive bouts, he has compiled wins over the likes of highly regarded heavyweights such as Roy Nelson and Sergei Kharitnov in 2009 alone.
Monson’s agent, Jessy Evans, has been on the phone actively trying to secure a spot against Fedor Emelianenko at “Affliction Trilogy“. According to her in statements released to FiveOuncesOfPain.com, the ball’s in Affliction’s court now.
“Jeff is destined for this fight,” said Evans. “This is the fight he has always wanted. Opportunity is knocking and Jeff just open the door and said lets dance. Now it up to Tom and the Affliction guys to make their minds up to see if they want to make history.”
Where’s Monson stand on the issue? Let’s just say he’s more than ready to fill Josh Barnett’s shoes in this once in a lifetime opportunity, just waiting on that call.
“I’m the guy to beat Fedor,” boasted Monson. “He’s a great fighter. I’d definitely love to see me fight Fedor. It’s a perfect match-up. He’s the guy I’m destined to fight. I want to be the guy to beat him. I’d definitely love to be carried off afterward…. after I submit him. My goal is to be the best in the world, even if it’s for one fight.”