http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=11017 At the risk of crashing the mail servers, the winner of Sylvia-Nogueira should get penciled in as the sport's top big guy. Granted, Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) packed Nogueira's lunch on two (and a half) occasions, and Randy Couture (Pictures) made Sylvia look like a malfunctioning cyborg. But with both of those men in some kind of weird, Steve Rogers-esque suspended animation -- Couture for contractual reasons while Emelianenko is being treated by M-1 Global as if he were made of glass -- it's unfair to award either guy any measure of indefinite honors. Sylvia is an impressive 8-3 in the Octagon, a two-time champion who never once got the benefit of a squash match. Nogueira finished two men (Mirko "Cro Cop" and Semmy Schilt (Pictures)) that Emelianenko couldn't, and he split meetings with the one man (Josh Barnett (Pictures)) that remains a glaring omission on the Russian's record. It's fine for Couture and his hypothetical adversary to prioritize administrative decisions that make sense for their careers, but business shouldn't be a factor in rankings. Sylvia and Nogueira are out there running the gauntlet. They deserve the recognition afforded to fighters who negotiate their standing with their fists, not their tax returns.