As Jeff Monson prepares for a potential shot at Tim Sylvia’s UFC Heavyweight Title this fall, Monson feels more than ready for the fight.
MMAWeekly caught up with Monson after his victory at UFC 61, and you can see the complete video interview right now in the MMAWeekly TV section.
As Monson put it, quite simply, “He’s never fought anyone like me.” Even though Sylvia would be the significantly taller fighter in such a fight, with a height advantage of over eight inches, Monson could very well have more strength and explosiveness in his takedowns than any of Sylvia’s previous opponents.
The ground game is the weakest part of Tim Sylvia’s all-around game and is also the strongest part of Jeff Monson’s. Monson is fully aware of this and plans to take advantage of it. Monson told MMAWeekly, “If it goes to the ground, it’ll be over and he knows it, so he better keep it on the feet.”
THE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW IS UP RIGHT NOW ON MMAWEEKLY TV