When I read on GracieMag that Jeff Monson had won the No-Gi Worlds Absolute division, I was pretty impressed. But according to Josh Barnett, Monson not only won the Absolute division but should have won the Ultra-Heavy division as well:
I also brought in Jeff Monson who took 2nd in the ultra-heavy in a very controversial match only to be fuled by his injustice to go on and win the absolute. In the finals of his weight class Jeff controlled the top position and attempted to pass constantly throughout but was inable to score due to a good defense from his opponent.
However, without even one offensive attempt and an immediate butt-flop by his opponent it was hard to believe that Jeff had lost that match and was real robbery. But, I am more proud of Jeff getting his emotions in check and going back oput on the mat to win his way through the Absolute class, something his opponent did not attempt.
Jeff Monson is one of those guys that really should be in the UFC. How an organization can drop a fighter after he loses to the champ is beyond me. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Monson left for the same reason a lot of other fighters left: they hate the way the UFC runs things and would rather make less money with more dignity.
Monson is an anarchist or something stupid like that, so it wouldn’t surprise me. And plus he hangs out with Josh Barnett, who’s treasurer of the “Dana White Smells” club. So maybe he enlisted Monson too?