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Old 09-28-2007, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything about Franklin? How he's been training, health, ready for the fight. about his attitude towards this fight or a possible change of scene if he loses?

I'm pulling for Franklin but my money is on Silva. I don't think he can pull a victory? He can't chase the man down, because he'll pick him apart, and if closes the distance he becomes vunerbale to the clinch game, *shrug*, I would have to see a replay of their last encounter, but what the heck, someone's getting a beat down! Let him come to you!
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything about Franklin? How he's been training, health, ready for the fight. about his attitude towards this fight or a possible change of scene if he loses?

I'm pulling for Franklin but my money is on Silva. I don't think he can pull a victory? He can't chase the man down, because he'll pick him apart, and if closes the distance he becomes vunerbale to the clinch game, *shrug*, I would have to see a replay of their last encounter, but what the heck, someone's getting a beat down! Let him come to you!
Boooo, to Franklin!

He's the UFC's most spoiled baby.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Boooo, to Franklin!

He's the UFC's most spoiled baby.
Ok...Ok...While it's quite obvious that Dana tries to protect Franklin, you can't have disrespect for him. He didn't ask to be babied. He works his ass off and takes every fight they give him. He doesn't bitch about anything or make excuses. But most of all, he's entertaining the majority of the time. Isn't that enough? That post was just ignorant and stupid. Boo to you.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Boooo, to Franklin!

He's the UFC's most spoiled baby.
How is he spoiled?

Debut against Tanner,

Rivera, Shamrock, another Tanner, lackluster division causes a rushed match against Quarry, Loiseau, destroyed by Anderson Silva, Macdonald, and Okami?

Pfft, these guys are cans...
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They are really babying franklin, i mean the fight is in his home town. Imgine if the fight was in Brazil, i personally think, mentally, that would be too much for Franklin. They are really testing silva here, i hope he performs great
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They are really babying franklin, i mean the fight is in his home town. Imgine if the fight was in Brazil, i personally think, mentally, that would be too much for Franklin. They are really testing silva here, i hope he performs great
They are going back to the area that they had the largest gate in UFC history. That's not babying, that's smart business.
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They are going back to the area that they had the largest gate in UFC history. That's not babying, that's smart business.
Rich is the only draw the ufc has at 185. He's from the era of Couture, Liddell and Hughes. I honestly hope he wins so the division can stay relevant for at least another fight. So yes, it is indeed smart business.

Rich earned his rematch in my eyes. Macdonald was tearing through the tuffers and Okami was a legit contender.
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They are really babying franklin, i mean the fight is in his home town. Imgine if the fight was in Brazil, i personally think, mentally, that would be too much for Franklin. They are really testing silva here, i hope he performs great

He's had more fights outside of Brazil then in it.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Boooo, to Franklin!

He's the UFC's most spoiled baby.
Wow, good argument.

We are all now dumber for having read this...May God have mercy on your soul!
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Based on his abs alone, you can tell that Rich is a workaholic. He is as dedicated to his profession as the best of them has ever been...HOWEVER, he is not Frank Shamrock. Neither is he an Anderson Silva or a Filho.

What the F is a win over Tanner worth? Are you guys kidding me? Or a win over a haggard and old, constantly beat down Ken Shamrock? Who else of world class repute has Franklin beaten? I think Franklin is GREAT against AVERAGE guys and DISMAL against ABOVE AVERAGE GUYS.

Whether the thought is welcome or not, the truth about Franklin is: Franklin < Franklin hype.

I still say he's got a puncher's chance or if he lays and prays over Silva, he might pull off an upset. That's no validation of his supremacy, just a validation of his luck on that day.

Otherwise - 9.9 times out of 10, Anderson would beat Franklin...and that's why the baby needs the psychological home advantage to help him out. If Dana could step in the Octagon to help out Franklin, I'm pretty certain he would.
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