UFC veteran Jeff Monson’s next fight will be coming against Maxim Novoselov at an event titled “Clash Of The Titans” on Saturday, April 22 in Russia.
Novoselov is a convicted murdered who went to prison in 1993 and served 11 of 14 years, he was released in 2004. The convicted felon would be arrested again in 2012 on drug trafficking charges and was only released last year. Monson doesn’t seem to concerned about fighting somebody with an extensive criminal past.
"Jeff isn't concerned that he's going up against an ex-con,” Monson’s representative Marshall Comins told Bloody Elbow. “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."
Monson (60-26-1) has won four of his last six fights, with some notable wins coming over Alex Kardo and Anton Lotkov. Monson has previously challenged for the UFC Heavyweight Title, losing to then champion Tim Sylvia by decision at UFC 65.
Novoselov (3-2-1) has fought just one in the last six years, which was a first round TKO victory over Jimmy Ambriz. Novoselov will be entering the fight on the strength of a two fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost nine years.