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[VIDEO] Jeff Monson Loses Via Submission For First Time This Century

Former NCAA Division I collegiate wrestler and former ADCC world submission champion Jeff Monson has fought MMA professionally for nearly sixteen years now. He’s fought some of the best in the world, put together incredibly win streaks and even challenged for the UFC heavyweight belt.

And yes, the forty two year-old is still fighting. Up until Thursday night, in fact, “The Snowman” was riding a seven fight unbeaten streak. That streak ended at the hands of Alexey Olenik in the Ukraine when Monson lost via submission for the first time since April of 1999 to David Dodd.

Monson tapped out in the second round against Olenik to a rear naked choke but the damage was really done on the feet. From the get-go, Monson got tagged over and again by the longer Olenik.

In the first round, the American was dropped with a left. He was unable to secure a take down despite many attempts and at the end of the first period, found himself on his back. For some reason, the round was allowed to continue for a good twenty seconds past it’s five minute allotment, during which time, Monson ate about ten punches from his back and had his guard passed.

When the time keeper came back from his sandwich break, Monson was bloodied and had trouble standing. The second round didn’t go any better for the wrestler who, again, was unable to score any take downs and was ultimately dropped one more by punches before being finished on the ground.

Monson is a competition addict, having fought sixty five professional MMA bouts with countless grappling competitions in between. Do you think it is time for the veteran to stop taking punishment, nation? Or, did he just run into a bad match up this week?

- Elias Cepeda

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masterbaitntackle- June 24, 2013 at 9:27 am
.....and not a single flying fuck was given
fightfan- June 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm
This guy was the most boring fighter next to Jake Shield 10 years ago when Jeff was closer to 30. Why does he even fight mma? Why doesn't he stick to grappling? His entire gameplan every fight is to shoot for takedowns until he can barely stand up, then get knocked out. He needs to stick to grappling and quit embarrassing himself. And he should of retired 5 year ago
ArmFarmer- June 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm
Dude was heralded as this bjj master and then got out bjj'd by Tim Sylvia.. he should have retired in shame then and there.
NuclearSun- June 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Monson lost on June 8th as well.
near bar- June 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Who gives a shit.
MMAmikewilson- June 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Can't believe that guy is still fighting
Left_Boob_Telligman- June 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm
My problem with Monson's jiu-jitsu accomplishments is that his game plan was always, "take steroids, be strong, shoot double leg, lay there like a rock, win 1-0". I know it's well within the rules and all but it took the fun out of it. It's like that basketball game before the shot clock that ended 8-7 because the teams kept stalling. Yeah, ok, it's not illegal but it's lame as hell. Thankfully, the really talented technicians caught up with the athleticism and his (and Mark Kerr's) style became less prevalent. But this guy was always such a bore to watch grapple.
koios- June 22, 2013 at 9:58 am
Jut a bad matchup. He'll be back in no time.
Fried Taco- June 22, 2013 at 9:57 am
Best part is the Ukranian announcers demonstrating their awesome English skills!

Oh, and the round didn't go on an extra 20 seconds. The clock showing in the video corner didn't stop when the ref called time to replace Monson's mouthguard. You can even hear the 10-second warning after the clock on the video has already run out.
twistedvision- June 22, 2013 at 9:33 am
Fix the video