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Morning Report: Tim Sylvia says he’d ‘destroy Francis Ngannou in my prime’

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Friday: 78% of 435 total votes answered “Whenever randomly ‘needed’” when asked, “How often will we see the BMF title going forward?”“I think in UFC he might have had that opportunity because UFC did it for Conor McGregor,” he concluded. “But Francis Ngannou is not a big draw. He did well but he’s not the greatest heavyweight of all time like he thinks he is.”Impressive. ‘He looked like a damn Michael Myers’: Pros react to Sean Strickland battering Abus Magomedov at UFC Vegas 76Trust.After Sylvia’s “Fight of the Night” bonus-earning performance against Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, things went south thanks to the arrival of Brock Lesnar in the promotion. The UFC newcomer instantly entered the UFC on a 350/350 (0,000 to show, 0,000 to win) contract that included pay-per-view points, superseding the two-time champion Sylvia’s 100/100 without pay-per-view points. Khabib cereal?!Jon Anik always looking out.Juliana Miller (4-2) vs. Luana Santos (5-1); UFC Vegas 78, Aug. 12When in Vegas.Roundtable. UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez, Moreno’s boogeyman, middleweight stakes, moreTuesday: 74% of 608 total votes answered “No” when asked, “Will Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor happen?”[embedded content]New.Hmm.


Tim Sylvia and Francis Ngannou have a couple of things in common.“I don’t think Francis is that good,” Sylvia told Submission Radio. “He’s a monster with heavy hands but his punches come from his hips and he swings wild and crazy. He hits you, you’re going to sleep but a technical fighter like [Jon] Jones and Stipe, they beat him again.[embedded content][embedded content][embedded content]Next? Sean Strickland: Israel Adesanya’s on ‘f****** repeat’ in the division, ‘give me the f***** title shot, I earned it’Marcus McGhee (7-1) vs. JP Buys (9-5); UFC Vegas 78, Aug. 12Thanks for reading!“You saw what he did to Gane. He wouldn’t even stand up with him. He took him down. It was an ugly fight. He talks a lot for only winning a fight then defending against Ciryl Gane.


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“It’s impressive. It’s awesome,” Sylvia said. “I’m glad he did it, I’m glad he stood up for himself but I don’t know if it was a mistake for him or not because I know they offered him a really, really, really good deal in the UFC. Some of the stuff he was asking for I don’t understand why it was necessary to be a part of the board and all that stuff. I don’t know.

Everyone out here talking bout I fumbled. Y’all must not know the rules of the game. When you drop the ball on accident that’s a fumble , but when you throw it away on purpose. That’s called a complete pass . Top G shit!

“I’m not surprised at all,” Sylvia said of UFC fighter pay still being a hot topic. “I know the organization and the people running it and they’re greedy and they just don’t care.”
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Ngannou had his requests throughout his entire negotiation period that followed his Gane victory in January 2022 and he ultimately stuck to his guns, receiving his wish in the PFL. While Sylvia isn’t sold on the talent of Ngannou, he commends his fellow former heavyweight champion for standing his ground.

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“I’d destroy him in my prime,” he continued. “If we fought right now he beats me but in my prime, if we could go back in time and I’m in my prime, he’s in his prime, I destroy him. He’s too wild. I was more of a technical striker than he is.

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“I’m glad he had the balls to do it. It would have been better if they got like five of the five top champions to do it all at once. I thought he was pretty good friends with ‘Izzy’ [Israel Adesanya] and Kamaru Usman. Those three were pretty tight. It would have been awesome if they stepped aside and said, ‘Hey, this is the way it is.’ I don’t know if he made the right choice or not. If he gets one big fight in boxing, he’s taken care of for the rest of his life but that’s a big if.

Surpassing Miocic and taking the heavyweight torch from the proud Ohioan was Cameroon’s Ngannou. “The Predator” is historically the most devastating puncher in the history of mankind, which led him to the UFC title in his March 2021 rematch with Miocic. Ngannou defended the title once against Ciryl Gane via a unanimous decision before parting ways with the UFC earlier this year. Despite Ngannou’s great success and improvements since his first Miocic fight — a January 2018 unanimous decision loss — Sylvia hasn’t been impressed by the arguable best heavyweight on the planet.

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Looks like I didn’t get the nod for the JDM fight. We both said yes but apparently the bosses had other plans. Nothing but respect to the man, one of my favorites and it would have been insane.Some Koreshkov.Close.It still kind of blows me away how much the Gane fight completely warped the perception of Ngannou’s talent. Everyone has seemingly forgotten how unstoppable he looked in the Miocic rematch, which was him fighting without injury. Ngannou clearly isn’t the GOAT or too close to such a status, but he’s evolved into a serious beast. That shouldn’t even need to be pointed out.Last Week’s Results:Downfall. ‘Gutted’: Fighters react to Kevin Lee’s UFC Vegas 76 comeback ending in just 55 secondsComeback trail.Today’s exit poll:Thursday: 70% of 497 total votes answered “Islam Makhachev” when asked, “Who is the tougher matchup for Alexander Volkanovski?”


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Stamp.It’s been 15 years since Sylvia stepped foot inside the UFC octagon. The former heavyweight champion was a promotional staple throughout the 2000s and until Stipe Miocic came along in 2016 he had the most title defenses in divisional history.Eyes still on my September Dance.What.Looks like there are a few #tuf31 leaks happening…could be A.I. – so we aren’t sure if they are real…but what a wild concept; @TheNotoriousMMA being in a real altercation and coming out of retirement to fight again..Maine’s Sylvia was 24-4 at the time and couldn’t see the logic behind the numbers, therefore, prompting him to negotiate for more money along with pay-per-view points. Discussions never led anywhere other than “The Maine-Iac” offering to fight Lesnar and proposing that if he won he’d get the same contract. According to Sylvia, the UFC didn’t like the idea because of Lesnar’s lack of experience and he asked for and received his release.Muay Thai time.

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