EisforENZO wrote:i know that we'd rather see fedor aginst more top tier opponents, but hong man choi is a very talented kickboxer. way bigger than sylvia, but way more skill too. fedor had a long layoff and it was possible that if they put him in with a top guy right away, he could possibly lose. he's beaten choi and now they need to get him back in their with top 10 fighters. i'd love to see him against gabriel gonzaga.
you need to be slapped if oyu think choi is better than tim sylvia
you need to be slapped for the fun of it. i never said choi was better than sylvia, just more skilled, which you can't disagree with. i just watched monson/sylvia less than an hour ago on dvd so its fresh on my mind. sylvia did fend off most off monsons shots, but that was mainly just height. he had a good sprawl, but with his build, its hard not to. Choi would probably knock monson out in the second or third.
and choi would demolish sylvia. sylvia really isnt that good, he just knows how to use his size to his advantage. his submission attempts against monson werent that strong, just that his position was dominant because he was a 30lbs bigger. sylvias stand up isnt that good either. he hasn't fought a great striker in a while (with the exception of vera who he completely dwarfed and vera fought with a broken hand), the last was probably arlovski II and i think that he landed a very lucky punch. the arlovski from the third fight was no longer a great striker. monson even landed some shots of him despite the fact sylvia was a foot taller and had a 10" reach advantage. and randy has pretty good stand up, and managed to f**k sylvia up on the feet. imagine what a GREAT KICKBOXER like Choi would do to him, especially when sylvia wouldn't have his height or reach advantages.
the only way sylvia could beat choi would be to take him down but i doubt he would try. he would be stupid and try to stand and knock him out which he just doesn't seem to be as capable of as he thinks anymore.
in conclusion, Choi > Sylvia. against fedor though, i will admit that sylvia would last longer on the ground, but it wouldn't matter cuz fedor would prolly ko him on the feet in 2-3 minutes.