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Cat--Smasher
08-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Sylvia Says Frank Mir Got Daniel Cormier Fight Because Mir Is An 'Easier Fight'


Tim went on the MMA Hour and discussed the situation(transcription via MMA Mania):


I think the UFC might have got ahead of themselves and they really couldn't find anybody to fight Cormier, so, they had asked us and we agreed to it and I think after we agreed to it, they were able to talk Frank into doing it and they probably thought Frank was a better fit for it than myself. I think they'd like to see Daniel win and I think he beats Frank, but he would lose to me. I don't know that he (Frank) is an easier fight than (me) but, he is still in the limelight, he is still in the UFC . Frank is definitely better on the ground than I am, but I think my takedown defense and my striking ability would make a tougher fight for DC definitely. But, he is definitely a rising star right now and he would be difficult for anybody really.


Tim Sylvia Says Frank Mir Got Daniel Cormier Fight Because Mir Is An 'Easier Fight' - Bloody Elbow (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/8/23/3262629/strikeforce-tim-sylvia-frank-mir-daniel-cormier-fight)

disposableassassin
08-23-2012, 11:38 AM
You say this about the guy who shredded your arm? They gave a wrestler one of the top HW grapplers in the UFC and that is supposed to be an easier fight than a guy who got steamrolled by Abe Wagner?
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dbader08
08-23-2012, 07:14 PM
I actually agree that it is an easier stylistic match up for Cormier, although I'm not sure if that was the reasoning behind it...

Mir has no chin, and while he does have a great ground game, he doesn't have near the wrestling to get it there. Sylvia is actually pretty decent in the clinch, and when you factor in his reach, it might not be as easy of a fight for Cormier as alot of people think.

Plus, you can't go off of Sylvia's performances where he weighed a sloppy 310+ pounds, as he would have to weigh at least 265 or lower if he were to fight Cormier...but damn, that was a pathetic fight against Wagner. He literally just backed straight up against the cage. Why not try throwing a hard straight at least, if a guy is coming at you throwing wide punch after wide punch?

Of coarse Mir did own Sylvia when they fought, as he pulled a Thiago Alves or Melvin Guillard if you will and took Mir down only to instantly have his arm snapped...but stylistically...I think Mir is a little bit of an easier fight for Cormier...

Sniggles
08-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Kimbo> Rampage
08-23-2012, 08:59 PM
I actually agree that it is an easier stylistic match up for Cormier, although I'm not sure if that was the reasoning behind it...

Mir has no chin, and while he does have a great ground game, he doesn't have near the wrestling to get it there. Sylvia is actually pretty decent in the clinch, and when you factor in his reach, it might not be as easy of a fight for Cormier as alot of people think.

Plus, you can't go off of Sylvia's performances where he weighed a sloppy 310+ pounds, as he would have to weigh at least 265 or lower if he were to fight Cormier...but damn, that was a pathetic fight against Wagner. He literally just backed straight up against the cage. Why not try throwing a hard straight at least, if a guy is coming at you throwing wide punch after wide punch?

Of coarse Mir did own Sylvia when they fought, as he pulled a Thiago Alves or Melvin Guillard if you will and took Mir down only to instantly have his arm snapped...but stylistically...I think Mir is a little bit of an easier fight for Cormier...

I think they are both pretty suspect there at this point...

Tim has never showcased good TDD, most of his opponents have actually wanted to strike with him... Mir has decent TDD, but also poses a huge threat on the ground. It is hard to say who really has the better standup at this point... both arent bad technically speaking, but are very slow and telegraph their shots...

I guess sylvia would have an even bigger reach and more height on DC than Mir... but they would both implore huge size advantages...

Its hard to see Sylvia as the better fighter or even the tougher matchup. Mir is a threat both standing and on the ground. Him getting blown up by JDS doesnt really prove much... other than what a killer JDS is... but yes his ability to take a good shot should be questioned.

Fe1
08-24-2012, 06:30 AM
I don't think either of them match up very well with DC. With that said, there is no way that of the two, Mir is the easier fight. I'll root for Timmay to get back into the UFC on an undercard or some crap but him fighting Cormier would not be a good move on his part.

Sniggles
08-24-2012, 11:06 AM
I think they are both pretty suspect there at this point...


Frank Mir has done more than DC dreams of accomplishing. 'Nuff said.