Part of an interview with MMAWeekly.com
ST: Let’s come back to the combat sports world. Why did you challenge Tim Sylvia a few months ago? |
JL: First of all I am a man of challenge. Then I heard several times and I also read on MMA forums that Sylvia was a “deadly striker”. I was also amazed by him wearing big and ugly sunglasses after one of his fights. So, this challenge was true, but also a joke, I was teasing him a little bit about those horrible sunglasses! (laughs) But yes, I definitely want to fight him under MMA rules. I respect him like I respect other fighters.
I was also surprised to see him get two victories over Arlovski. Congrats to him. My guys said too that he won against Monson. They said it was a boring fight. He was keeping the distance with his “deadly jab”. (laughs)
He is tall, but he doesn’t have half of Choi Hong-man’s skills. (laughs)
Sylvia is a joke. I don’t like to talk trash, but I honestly believe I will beat his ass. I will crush him. I laugh at people thinking Sylvia has good stand up! I would love to show that he is a bad champion.