Sunday, July 20, 2008

Quote of the Day: Tim Sylvia "I Don't Think Fedor is Human"


Fedor Emelianenko dispatched of former UFC Heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia in just 36 seconds at Affliction's inaugural MMA event on Saturday, "Affliction: Banned". The Russian Sambo king and former Pride Heavyweight champ attacked Tim Sylvia with a barrage of punches that sent Sylvia to the mat, then quickly taking his back and sinking in a rear-naked choke forcing a tap-out by Big Tim.

In the after-fight press conference Sylvia shared some of his thoughts on the fight.

"I know that I'm one of the best in the world," Sylvia said at the "Affliction: Banned" post-fight press conference. "I was amazed at how good Fedor is."

"[Emelianenko] hurt me right away and submitted me," Sylvia said. "The guy's a stud. I don't even think he's human."

"I'm human," Emelianenko said through an interpreter. "I get nervous just like the next person. But I just try for that not to affect me and just approach a fight in a calm manner."

"That guy hits hard," Sylvia said. "I've never been hit that hard before."

"I was definitely expecting there to be more of a feeling-out process," Sylvia said. "My manager says that it's good that [Emelianenko] did that because that means he gives me a lot of respect. He didn't want to go in there and play around. I guess I can kind of take that as a compliment."

"This guy is unreal," Sylvia said. "He's incredible, and I don't know if anybody's going to beat him for a while."


I thought it was an amazing display of hand speed by Fedor and a perfect performence to get U.S. fans interested in watching and learning more about him.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

well its fair enough what he said, hes still gonna try and keep face, but fedor came at him like he comes at anyone, stalks em, spots the target then takes them out lol, so he is a bit unhuman like in that respect, WHO DO YOU THINK FEDOR WILL FIGHT NEXT PEOPLE??? HAS ANYONE GOT ANY IDEAS?????

(BIG_BRAWLZ)

Anonymous said...

wow this is totally rocky IV. this rusian destroys tim who randy took a while to beat and now randy has to beat fedor.

Captain America!!

Anonymous said...

Just announced:
Fedor vs. Tank Abbot, Affliction 2.

p0orfreak said...

Randy Couture ....thats all i gotta say. Randy will beat him, and Tim should know this since he got owned the same way by randy. Couture VS Fedor!!! lets get it on!!

Jose said...

I respect Tim for not making any excuses. It takes alot of heart to admit you got destroyed in the ring. Hopefully we'll see more action from these two fighters here in the good old USA.

Anonymous said...

all these UFC fanboys will now begin to believe he just might be the best there is.

Anonymous said...

Come on Randy do your thing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Learn more about him. That's new because all my life i never thought i would see a Russian fighter KO an American fighter, for a tittle match and be cheered. WOW! A bit a slap on the wrist Fedor speaking through his manager though and only in Russian. Fedor beat allot more than just Tim there... What you think?

Anonymous said...

Give honor to whom honor is due.
Fedor is THE MAN.

Anonymous said...

Randy beating Fedor? Think again guys maybe in table manners but a fight? Get real. Josh beat Randy Josh may be the best stylistic matchup for Fedor but he to would fall to the poetic pugilist.

Anonymous said...

both of them suck.Fedor isnt human,hes the fakest thing on the planet

forniagland said...

Drop down to light heavy and fight Spider

Bart B said...

The Randy vs Fedor fight would be a fan favorite, but I think Randy would be a major underdog. Randy ain't getting any younger.

But for Fedor being inhuman - I don't want to believe it. Props to Sylvia for his honest remarks - but Tim is the kind of guy who can take a title belt every now and then, but not keep it. He's one of the upper echelon obstacles in the heavyweight division, no doubt, but he's not a clear, definitive champion.

Couture's a good challenger, but who else in that division that could even compete?

Anonymous said...

Fedor killin tim in the ring is no suprise. Tim isn't an athlete he's just big. Has no feet or hand speed. punching technique isn't great, he just punches hard and has reach. no ground game. Randy will do better against fedor but still get the sleeves beat off of him. Fedor has no holes in his game randy has a few. No subs, and his standup is ok but not like fedors. Thats how he will lose.

Anonymous said...

to the person that said fedor is fake is such a UFC only fan. watch some proper mma