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Old 07-17-2006, 05:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Franklin vs Liddell..whats your opinion?

Who do you think would win if Franklin moved up to LW, or Liddell moved down to MW?

IMO, I think if Franklin could take Liddell down then its Franklin's game for sure. But is Franklin's Striking skill Remotely close to Liddell's, I mean we all know Franklin has KO power as shown on Nate Quarry.

Whats your opinion?
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OOO shit, this would be such an amazingly hard decision, as I go to the same gym that franklin trains in middletown OH. Damn, I would have to say franklin but I donno if that's a biased decision based on the fact that hes my favorite UFC fighter. It's a very difficult fight to call, but one thing that wouldn't be difficult to call about it is that it would be an amazing fight.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think Liddell would wreck him for the following reasons, Liddell has much better striking, I know Franklin would win on the ground but Liddell's takedown defence is insane, i mean probably one of the only people to Take him down is Rampage Jackson and Couture, and Franklins wrestling just isn't up to par with theirs so i don't think he'd be able to take liddell down.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO Franklin's ground game is as good as his stand up. I donno, I really believe that there would be an upset with Franklin as the victor, although Liddell does have a really good take down defense, I think that by avoiding any devistating connects, Franklin could pull it off. Hes a very smart fighter and controls many a more aspects than Liddell.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think Liddell would wreck him for the following reasons, Liddell has much better striking, I know Franklin would win on the ground but Liddell's takedown defence is insane, i mean probably one of the only people to Take him down is Rampage Jackson and Couture, and Franklins wrestling just isn't up to par with theirs so i don't think he'd be able to take liddell down.
Franklin would wreck liddell..............O plz

Liddell is an amazing puncher with an awsome Chin.Yes Franklin is very skilled he isn't going to take him down or KO him.but so was Vitor.I remember Rich being Dropped by Evan tanner who isn't even known for his striking,And by Crow.Chuck would KO him definatly K0 him.
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Franklin would wreck liddell..............O plz

Liddell is an amazing puncher with an awsome Chin.Yes Franklin is very skilled he isn't going to take him down or KO him.but so was Vitor.I remember Rich being Dropped by Evan tanner who isn't even known for his striking,And by Crow.Chuck would KO him definatly K0 him.
That made no sense. Did you mean to quote me? And by saying that Liddell would definitly wreck Rich Franklin, perhaps you should learn more about MMA. It's a whole lot more than striking it's controling the fight, which Rich Franklin can do better than anyone else in his weight class. But what you also have to understand is that Franklin is a weight class below Liddell. If either one moved up or down a weight class to fight each other, it would be an interesting thing to see. To fight each other one or the other would have to make a big change, and either way I'm seeing franklin having the upper hand. All Liddell can do is go down a weight class if he so chose to, and that can really mess with a fighter. Gaining weight to fight someone is easier, as your building yourself more muscle mass. I doubt they will ever fight tho.

Btw, evan tanner never dropped Rich Franklin, donno who your thinking of but franklin definitly beat the hell out of him. Twice.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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why is there ANOTHER post about this? Its not going to happen, and if it did, Chuck would kill Franklin
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Franklin would lose. His hands can't take it. He couldn't knock out the crow, and he broke both his hands. He won't knock out chuck.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think if this fight happened anyone can say someone would get wrecked due to the fact that as Joe Rogan likes to say any fighter has a chance because of the fact that the human body isn't ment to get hit in the face.

On that note i think Liddell would have the upper hand due to the fact that it seems the Light Heavyweights are on there feet more then MW's are. Also Heavyweights usually hit harder because a natural LW is over 205 where a natural MW is more around 205 itself (look at dean lister for example, hes moving down to MW). I think the fight would be more of a Power vs Speed fight. It'd be a good one although it will never happen due to all the ultimate fighter guys.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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why is there ANOTHER post about this? Its not going to happen, and if it did, Chuck would kill Franklin
Actually in a Post fight interview with Franklin I think at USA VS CANADA the reporter asked Rich what he thought about Him fighting Liddell in the near future and he said somthing like Be my guest, If he decides to drop down to MW then it will be an amazing match. Chances are when Chuck looses his title to Silva and after the Rematch with Tito he'll drop down and fight him.

I'll try and find the video on UFC.com
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