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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Rich Franklin makes his return in....

UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin seemingly confirmed rumors that he is tentatively scheduled to defend his championship on the October card.

"I just spent a few days in Vegas and saw the doctor who performed the surgery on my hand. Dr. Sanders said he could no longer see the fracture line in my hand, and I should be able to begin hitting bags and mits within the week. He also said my ankle is very stable. He sees no reason why I could not fight by October. I hope to be back in the Octagon by then," he wrote on his website.

No word has been revealed regarding his opponent for the show, although a number of names (including Anderson Silva) have been discussed as possible number one contenders.
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Good to see Ace coming back, Silva is not the guy who he should fight though, not now at least, not after a 40 second match against Chris Leben lol
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The only person I see him fighting in October would be Marquardt, no one else in the middleweights has really proven there self much. Who knows, after that fast knock out by Silva on Leben, they might hype a Silva v. Franklin match, it would definitly bring in the money and ratings. Not saying Leben was a great win or anything because in my opinion Leben is over-rated. But, he has lot of fans and they were all upset when Silva ( a much more skilled fighter ) kicked his A$$. And all his fans were thinking he was the next big thing until he was knocked back into reality.
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i pray to god marquadt doesnt fight franklin, that fight will be dead boring..nate got skills, no doubt, his fights are boring tho..franklin silva will sell way more ppv's...is franklins fight gonna be the same day chuck and wandy square off??




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i pray to god marquadt doesnt fight franklin, that fight will be dead boring..nate got skills, no doubt, his fights are boring tho..franklin silva will sell way more ppv's...is franklins fight gonna be the same day chuck and wandy square off??
Yeah you are right Silva v. Franklin would sell a lot of PPV's. No, Franklin is set to make his return in October, the Liddell v. Wandy fight is in November.
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what about Swick?

I donno if swick is ready but i know Dana White wants The Crow Vs Silvia bad. And well, I don't know if either of those fighters would have fought and be ready to fight in October.

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Sean Sherk said that Florian wouldn't fight this PPV and he said he's supposed to fight Florian this October for the LW Championship. Thats what he's said on his own websites forums. So if Franklin's fighting in October and so is the LW championship i doubt they'd put 2 Belt fights in the same PPV, thatd be 10 rounds in just 2 fights scheduled so i doubt that would happen. I personally don't think franklin would fight in october.

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what about Swick?

I donno if swick is ready but i know Dana White wants The Crow Vs Silvia bad. And well, I don't know if either of those fighters would have fought and be ready to fight in October.

I DO KNOW THIS THOUGH!

Sean Sherk said that Florian wouldn't fight this PPV and he said he's supposed to fight Florian this October for the LW Championship. Thats what he's said on his own websites forums. So if Franklin's fighting in October and so is the LW championship i doubt they'd put 2 Belt fights in the same PPV, thatd be 10 rounds in just 2 fights scheduled so i doubt that would happen. I personally don't think franklin would fight in october.
Well, why don't you go tell Franklin that he is not fighting in October and while your at it tell Dana White too. Franklin fighting in October came out of his mouth.
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I just don't think they'd have 2 title shots in 1 PPV event.

Here's what Sean Sent out about his Title shot.

I really wanted to fight on the UFC 62 card as planned. I told Joe Silva I'll fight 155 or 170 for a title or a non title fight but they were unable to find an opponent. It looks like I'll be fighting in October now, I just took 2 weeks off training and I'm ready to get back after it now.

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Thats what i didn't mean to say it won't happen, just i don't think it will.

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so by LW title you mean Light Weight and not Light Heavyweight right?? Who is the Light Weight Champion anyway?? I havent ever seen a fight for the Light Weight title before and i have never even heard of that belt. It couldnt be the Light Heavyweight because Liddell will go after Sobrall and if he wins that then he will face Silva in November.
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so by LW title you mean Light Weight and not Light Heavyweight right?? Who is the Light Weight Champion anyway?? I havent ever seen a fight for the Light Weight title before and i have never even heard of that belt. It couldnt be the Light Heavyweight because Liddell will go after Sobrall and if he wins that then he will face Silva in November.
You're right, there hasn't been a Lightweight belt for a long time and they are planning on bringing it back an upcoming PPV...
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