Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
Franklin is someone who I like, but can't say he's a great fighter. He's just merely good, and there's really nothing wrong with it.
I thought he looked completely ineffective in the Okami fight, but Okami pretty much makes everyone look ineffective.
The Tanner wins were good. He brutally beat a mentally broken David Loiseau, but that's not really Rich Franklin's fault.
He's just good in everything, not really great in anything. He has some good wrestling, his ground game is solid, and his striking is good when he's facing mid-level guys. I still think someone like Marquardt would defeat him, and if he & Okami faced again, then I'd pick Okami (I even did so in their first fight). He's just a solid addition in a weak division.