Originally Posted by Trix
Wanderlei out-struck Cung Le in a technical stand up war.
He's not the same fighter / brawler he was when he fought Franklin the first time. I think Wanderlei improved to where he can out-technique Franklin with his striking.
Franklin was a great fighter back in the day, but it doesn't seem as if he's done anything to improve himself or up his game. He's hasn't necessarily evolved to keep up with everyone else. (Or, maybe I'm wrong on that?)
Wanderlei via stand up domination.
Franklin was just never cut out for LHW. Hes just simply not big enough or strong enough when someone like Forest can lay on him. Franklin is still a great fighter and will prove that hes still in the elite of MWs.