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Jeff Monson gets screwed

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?

18 COMMENTS
  • johnny says:

    jeff monson doesn’t fit into dana’s “grand design”, methinx

    who would you rather have on your promotional posters?
    Cheik Kongo or Jeff monson?

  • Cheik Kongo vs Jeff Monson!

  • As kongo himself would say “Bring him on LOL I will beat him with my amazing ground game lol hahahahahahahaha”

  • johnny says:

    kongo may have a …..ummmm….a ground game that is “still in progress” (yeah, that’s it)…but you got to admit…the guy has a “great look”

    btw, I too would love to see kongo v. monson, but until Cheik loses 2 matches in a row, is dropped from his UFC contract and can only fight for Art of War or Pro Elite I don’t see that fight happening

  • frickshun says:

    I have to admit, when Monson got Sylvia down w/like 4 minutes left in the round, I was doing backflips. Unfortunately, by the end of that round, Tim turned Monson’s face from Ben Grimm into The Thing. It’s like Tim’s fists & elbows were dipped in fucking gamma rays.

  • intenso says:

    I’d like Monson more if he didn’t have some of the worst tats in MMA.

    And that’s saying something.

  • Sean Roberts says:

    The person Jeff Monson lost to in the ultra heavyweight division was Bruno Paulista. And from what i saw Jeff Monson was totally stuck in Bruno’s guard. Monson did not try for any submissions throughout the match. Bruno on the other hand at least attempted submission. Josh Barnett is just a sore loser.

  • ilostmydog says:

    I call bullshit. Has anyone seen Monson in sub grappling before? He’s extremely passive. All he does is use position to control and basically lays in one place. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him attempt a submission. I wouldn’t doubt that he lost if he was stuck in his opponent’s guard the whole match. Plus, it’s Barnett who is relaying this, and Barnett’s a habitual line stepper when it comes to overexaggerating things. Talk about you extremely worthless sources.

  • dignan says:

    Anyone care to elaborate on the feud between Barnett and White? I know they hate eachother…but where does it stem from?

  • ilostmydog says:

    Barnett tested positive for steroids (a total of three different ones IIRC) when he was UFC HW champ, and instead of defending himself or admitting his guilt, he fucked off to Japan and did pro-wrestling instead.

  • Xavier says:

    Josh Barnett mixes steroids with cow semen. That’s his favorite thing to do.

  • Jonathan says:

    I bet you that they dropped him because he was boring…even though he did them a big favor and went over to Japan and beat Japan’s “Ace Heavyweight.”

  • igorpunck says:

    my 2 cent.
    Monson is a sweetie! The dude is going to be huge!

  • Kid Nate says:

    Monson quit his UFC contract to jump at a shot at fighting Fedor in Bodog fight. That fight fell through (I think Fedor’s people ducked him) and Monson was fucked. He was supposedly in line to return to the UFC if he won a couple fights but he lost to Rizzo.
    He’s only got himself to blame.

  • Xavier says:

    “Monson quit his UFC contract to jump at a shot at fighting Fedor in Bodog fight. That fight fell through (I think Fedor’s people ducked him) and Monson was fucked. He was supposedly in line to return to the UFC if he won a couple fights but he lost to Rizzo.
    He’s only got himself to blame.”

    Ha, Randy could learn from the above example. Especially about Fedor’s people ducking opponents.

  • Sean Roberts says:

    I think Jeff Monson is Awesome. But Josh Has the Stink Of Pro Wrestling on Him Forever. I dont know about you but i dont have respect for people who beat there girlfriends like Josh Barnett

  • Mike_N says:

    Jeff’s an incredible grappler, but he’s 4’11”. I’m surprised Tim Sylvia didn’t put his hand on the middle of Monson’s head and let him swing under his arms just to prove a point. If that were the only guy that he’d had that problem with, we could consider it a one-off, but he was a guilty party in the even less-awesome Monson/Cruz matchup at UFC 59.

    I don’t have a problem with watching Jeff fight–as long as he only fights guys under 6 feet tall.

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