3 Dec 2008 16:28:07 PM
(‘Sup. Can we talk?)
Hey Ken. Do you mind if I call you Ken? Awesome. Look, Ken, it’s about this Tim Sylvia stuff. I’m concerned. I know, I know. Your management said you weren’t interested, and I was glad to hear it. But then I heard that these Xp3 people are pressing the issue, planning to put you two into a pay-per-view bout in the spring of ’09. Pay-per-view, Ken.
The reason I’m concerned is because I think I know how this will play out. First you’ll say no, then Big Tim will launch some half-assed personal assault against you in the media, and that’s when, easily infuriated as you are, you’ll give in. Also, there’s money involved. You know how you get when you’re mad and there’s money. It isn’t pretty.
But Ken, I’m here to tell you that no matter how much you’re tempted – and you will be tempted – you can’t take this fight. It’s like the sirens’ song: you’ve just got to tie yourself down and resist it, because it will only result in ruin. Don’t believe me? Well here are five good reasons why it’s a horrible idea. Please, take a look.
1. You’ll lose…again.
I know everyone said the same thing about the Kimbo Slice fight that you had to pull out of. And while I think they were probably right then, they’re definitely right now. With Kimbo you had a reasonable shot to get him down and submit him. You have much less of a shot against Sylvia. His takedown defense is good and his jiu-jitsu is solidly in the ‘aiiiight’ range. So he’ll just stand at a distance and hit you with those weird, lanky arms of his until you fall down. Then he’ll act like he’s the king of the world and you’ll complain to the ref that it was an early stoppage. It will be a huge mess.Read More ADD COMMENTS (53) DIGG THIS