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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Franklin's strategy against Silva

I know that a lot of you have followed Rich's career for a long, long time and are very passionate about this fight but can we please discuss this like adults instead of having an argument that degenerates into name calling and insults...

I would be very curious to hear what you think Franklin's strategy will be against Anderson Silva when they meet again. There are a lot of you who seem to sincerely believe that Rich can win so please give us some insight as to how you think he's going to do it. The way I see it Silva is eons ahead of him in stand-up ability and we all know that on the ground Silva is capable of submitting the best, his bjj is fantastic and only getting better. Franklin fans often talk about how much stronger he is than Silva but I honestly dont see where they get that from...in their first fight Silva seemed to be out muscling Rich quite easily. Once He locked in that muay thai clinch he was completely dominant.

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I know that a lot of you have followed Rich's career for a long, long time and are very passionate about this fight but can we please discuss this like adults instead of having an argument that degenerates into name calling and insults...

I would be very curious to hear what you think Franklin's strategy will be against Anderson Silva when they meet again. There are a lot of you who seem to sincerely believe that Rich can win so please give us some insight as to how you think he's going to do it. The way I see it Silva is eons ahead of him in stand-up ability and we all know that on the ground Silva is capable of submitting the best, his bjj is fantastic and only getting better. Franklin fans often talk about how much stronger he is than Silva but I honestly dont see where they get that from...in their first fight Silva seemed to be out muscling Rich quite easily. Once He locked in that muay thai clinch he was completely dominant.

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this is EXACTLY THE SAME TOPIC i posted a week ago. find it under my name and itll give you the answers you seek. until then, this topic is overplayed.

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this is EXACTLY THE SAME TOPIC i posted a week ago. find it under my name and itll give you the answers you seek. until then, this topic is overplayed.

Well sooooooooory...next time I'll go back and read every thread that's ever been posted to ensure that I dont repeat something.

We should all be thankful that we have members like Z-man-mma-fan who have nothing better to do than peruse the forums keeping a watchful eye on this type of thing. I dont like to use the word "hero" lightly but I think in this case it just might be applicable.

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That my fried was funny.
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Simply put, Franklin is in a lot of trouble in this rematch.

Franklin's game is his strength and conditioning, but he uses his standup as a conduit to use those skills. He's not a guy like Tito Ortiz, who uses his ground and pound to utilize his strength, but as many know he wants to give the fans a knockout. That's going to run him into a lot of problems versus Silva, because Silva is leaps and bounds ahead of Franklin in the standup game (In my opinion, of course). For all the fights Franklin has won for being a muscle bound giant of a MW, it does nothing but put him in slow motion when compared to a fluid and quick fighter like Silva. If they stay on their feet, Silva is going to pick him apart and eat him for breakfast.

Because of that, I think Franklin is going to look back to the Lutter fight and hope to mirror some of what Travis did. That is, take Silva down, out wrestle him, and ground and pound. Franklin has to get Silva down, never stop pounding on him, and try to obtain full mount or side mount. If he can get Silva in a position like that, he's got a good shot of using his size and strength to hold him there and beat on him.

If that backfires, than as crazy as it sounds, I'd take Silva back into the clinch and try to imitate what Randy did recently versus Gonzaga. I know that's nearly insane considering their first match up, but I'd try my best to get Silva pinned in chest-to-chest, hold him to the fence, and dirty box him. Throw elbows, shoulder butts, short punches, whatever you can tuck in their to cut him up and hurt him. What Franklin can't do is leave enough room for Silva to have a hay day with his knees. He has to get Anderson on the fence and mash him there.

If Rich can't score a takedown and then get full or side mount, or can't hold Anderson to the fence, he's going to get mutilated yet again. Personally, I don't see either happening considering how well Anderson moves and how slick he can be on the ground, but Franklin has a shot at winning in those ways whereas anything else is pretty much a death sentence.
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Watch out for the Thai clench and keep a close eye on the spiders knees... If he does that, he will have a good chance at getting high kicked to sleep.

Either way, I think he is in trouble!

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We should all be thankful that we have members like Z-man-mma-fan who have nothing better to do than peruse the forums keeping a watchful eye on this type of thing. I dont like to use the word "hero" lightly but I think in this case it just might be applicable.

Get a life douche bag
That was hilarious.

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Franklin's only chance is to just not show up
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Franklin's best chance is to keep the fight standing. Anderson Silva rarely has fought fellow southpaws and you could tell he was a bit wary of Franklin's striking the beginning of their fight. In fact, I'd say their striking was pretty much even before Anderson made use of some excellent clinch-work.

Rich has such a weird way of throwing punches and he really has light heavy/heavyweight KO power. All it would take is one clean punch and Anderson's night could be over.

There are so many ways that Anderson could beat Franklin, but we all must remember that it only takes one well-placed punch to cause an uproar drenched upset.
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Franklin's best chance is to keep the fight standing. Anderson Silva rarely has fought fellow southpaws and you could tell he was a bit wary of Franklin's striking the beginning of their fight. In fact, I'd say their striking was pretty much even before Anderson made use of some excellent clinch-work.

Rich has such a weird way of throwing punches and he really has light heavy/heavyweight KO power. All it would take is one clean punch and Anderson's night could be over.

There are so many ways that Anderson could beat Franklin, but we all must remember that it only takes one well-placed punch to cause an uproar drenched upset.
That's an interesting assessment, and could possibly be exactly how Franklin approaches the match, considering it merely asks him to do what he does best. Personally, I think that'd be the way I'd most like to see him win or lose, based on me liking fighters fighting towards their strengths and not to some gimpy, on the fly gameplans. Hmm, definitely something to think about.
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