Monson wants return to UFC, riding 8-win streak


Monson managed to grind-out a five-round unanimous points decision in the fight for the new ISKA heavyweight (over 205lbs) MMA Championship belt. This win over Tony Lopez (himself 23 wins, 6 losses, so no slouch) marks Monson's second MMA career championship belt, having been former Cage Warriors HW champ. While a highly decorated as a grappler, having been twice ADCC champ (1999 and 2005), in his 41-win mixed-martial arts career Monson hasn't captured as much gold as he'd perhaps like.

This win suggests the 40 year old isn't ready to give up hopes of getting back to the top. In late 2006, Monson lost a five-round decision against Tim Sylvia for the UFC HW title. He then left the UFC organisation and has since not been competing against the same calibre of opponent, but has instead racked up steady win streaks, and is currently unbeaten in his last 8 fights, including victories over Roy Nelson (now UFC) and Sergei Kharitonov (now Strikeforce) in 2009.

In terms of his future, Monson is hoping the UFC will call again, and is willing to drop to 205lbs (light-heavyweight). In an interview after the fight he said, "I fight April 30th in Switzerland[....] after that I gotta fight in France, after that hopefully the UFC will call... looking maybe to cut to 205, if that's on the cards".

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ArthurFonzerill site profile image  

4/27/11 11:01 AM by ArthurFonzerill

^ actually I believe he is serious......guys like monson, and a few people on this thread, believe that type of stuff

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4/27/11 10:44 AM by Jsteven

 You lost all credibiltiy of not being a Troll here.

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4/27/11 10:26 AM by jkkazmier

can you please voice your retarded views on the political ground? This thread is about Monson fighting in the UFC not a soap box for you to shit on brave souls who are putting their lives on the line protecting our country. Thanks.

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4/27/11 10:13 AM by jkkazmier

how the hell would monson make 205, he would have to cut off both his legs.

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4/27/11 2:36 AM by ArthurFonzerill

wrong, and I doubt you have a higher educationwar isnt about defense of the nation, its about interests, and always has been.......although anyone that has finished high school should know this, most dont

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4/27/11 12:45 AM by AvAMajestic

Lol at people still claiming troops "protect your freedoms" in 2011. They haven't protected jack shit except economic interests abroad since 1945. This is so transparently obvious to anyone who has finished high school.

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4/26/11 9:59 PM by HexRei

FWIW I'm against both. Partisanship is idiotic, judge the act, not the figurehead mouthing the orders.

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4/26/11 9:57 PM by HexRei

SO now we went to afghanistan to disrupt heroin production? my god, this revisionist history.Even assuming it makes sense to invade and occupy another country because some of its citizens produce a drug that is illegal in our country, afghanistan is still by far the largest producer of opiate drugs in the world. we haven't even accomplished this straw man goal you are claiming is the new reason we're there.

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4/26/11 4:09 PM by Strykr619

 Where are the protesters for our "war" in Libya? Or for the escalation in Afghanistan?  I guess they only show up if your a Bush?   

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4/26/11 3:50 PM by soldierdad5417

Mr. Hiptosser, you make very valid points, but please don't insult diarrhea like that.