When former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight No. 1 contender Jeff Monson gets injured, he stitches himself up with chicken wire inside smoky Russian hospitals.
So don’t expect “The Snowman” to melt over the prospect of fighting a convicted murderer like Maxim Novoselov, who battles the stocky turncoat at “Clash of the Titans” on April 22, 2017 in Kursk, Russia.
"Jeff isn't concerned that he's going up against an ex-con,” Monson’s representative Marshall Comins told BloodyElbow.com. “Doing time has never been a precondition for being a gifted or an accomplished fighter. Besides, it's no secret that Jeff himself isn't the most law-abiding citizen."
Novoselov (3-2-1) served 11 of 14 years for murder prior to his 2004 release.
Monson (60-26-1) is no stranger to the Russian combat sports scene, coming off a first-round submission win over Alex Kardo at the Industrials: “Battle in Belgorod” event last October in Belgorod, Russia.
Hopefully he gets a lucky break this time around.