Originally Posted by gazh
It was definitely the laser precision that got Cung Le the KO, for me that isn't a power strike.
That punch would have put out anyone in the MW division. Cung isn't a weak puncher like Bisping, then factor in the accuracy and Franklin being exposed from the kick, its devastating and not a question of Rich's chin.
Both of these fighters are hard workers, but Rich has more ways to win, he hits harder, has very solid submissions (and defense), and is probably the physically stronger and more imposing fighter. Bisping will not be able to wear Rich down at all cardio wise or lay on him. Rich will slow him down with heavy kicks and probably KO him in the 3rd.
I've been absolutely gutted to see the losses to Forest, Vitor and Cung Lao. I will forever support Franklin though.