For a lot of reasons, First, before the event I figured if he lost it was because he really couldn't pull much takedown wise against Sylvia or got TKO'd..I thought his conditioning would have been better. Second, I thought if he took Sylvia to the ground he would have been able to submit him or do some better GNP. When he was in side control, if he took the mount I think he could have finished it by sitting high on Sylvia's chest..240 lbs on your ribs, low center of gravity, etc.. Third, because Monson is such an awesome guy. He's someone who actually has an opinion about the world and cares, it was great seeing him coming out to John Lennon's "Imagine." Hopefully he will get another chance later.