Originally Posted by joshua7789
Rich Franklin. People forgot how good his stand up is after he got destroyed by Anderson Silva. His fight against Matt Hammil showed how good he is with body kicks and his hands are better then anyone in his weight class besides Silva. Other then that, Anderson Silva was a great kickboxer prior to his current mma run. Andrei Arlovski has great hands and strong kicks. Sokoudjou should leave mma and give pro kickboxing a run. That guy has no place fighting in bigtime mma right now, but he is solid enough with his hands and legs to competet in K1 i believe.
Rich Franklin is an interesting choice, K1 clinching rule change would really help him but I just cant see his standup style being successful. One thing for sure though is that his standup in Ufc is underrated and the guy has some serious striking skills.
As for sokodjou you are right in that he should not be fighting skilled grapplers even with his judo. He does have more skills to his striking then he has showed so far, he just seems too scared by fighters going for the shoot in mma.
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