White fears for Franklin's future... - Page 5 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-05-2007, 06:36 PM
Flyweight
 
Godzuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 468
                     
Win or lose I think Rich is going to be sticking around in the UFC MW division. It's a bit premature for predicting his demise just cause he lost one fight. Silva is a great fighter and difficult to beat, but he certainly isn't indestructible. I think Franklin has a decent chance of winning, you just can't count out a fighter of his caliber (I'd say definitely top 5). Even if he doesn't win, he'll probably continue with the wins until he gets another shot (just like Tito).

Flavours of the month
Diaz brothers
Gomi
Cub Swanson
Aoki
Matt Brown
Ian McCall
Matt Riddle
Godzuki is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Flyweight
 
KenFl07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 261
 
I would love to see Franklin's contract transitioned to the WEC and he take on Paulo Filho for the WEC Middleweight Championship. Of course with all the internet speculation that Filho was put in the WEC to avoid Franklin, it could really be a dream match up and could also bring tons of UFC fans over to the WEC to see Franklin fight.

Isn't Filho training partners with Silva?? If so that could be spun into quite the backstory for the fight. Franklin loses to Silva and then goes to the WEC to challenge one of Silva's undefeated training partners.
KenFl07 is offline  
post #43 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 07:00 PM
attention whore
 
Damone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
Posts: 14,445
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MagiK11
I really don't understand Dana's logic here...if you have a guy who can beat everyone in the devision, and lets assume he cannot beat Anderson, how does that put your career in limbo?

Dana is crazy because he gives losers like Rich Clementi (spelling) so many chances but if you're the number 2 ranked fighter if you lose twice you're done??? That's just crazy talk.

He's quick to boot the top fighters who lose but is willing to keep the bottom feeding trolls around.

Guess it has to do with how much it costs the UFC to keep top flight competition and pay them the purses they deserve if they aren't constantly winning.
Come on, Rich Clementi isn't that bad.

Quote:
Isn't Filho training partners with Silva?? If so that could be spun into quite the backstory for the fight. Franklin loses to Silva and then goes to the WEC to challenge one of Silva's undefeated training partners.
Silva & Filho are good friends, and Filho said that he doesn't want to fight him, but if he had to, he would.

Damone is offline  
post #44 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 07:33 PM
Bantamweight
 
PanKrato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rockers Ville
Posts: 594
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TREY B.
Probably will solidify "Ace" as the new David Loiseau of 185.

The experienced, talented veteran who will basically be used as a measuring stick.
sad. but kind of true... He's a beast, so i'm betting on him.

Religious Version:
"Faith without Works is Dead."

Academic Version:
"Knowledge without Action is Dead."

MMA Version:
"Skill without Will is Death."
PanKrato is offline  
post #45 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:03 PM
Flyweight
 
AnMMAFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 339
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzukS
Franklin could very well bulk up and move back up to 205lbs, I could see him doing ok there although he'd have trouble with the size disadvantage since he's usually so used to having the advantage in size. Another option is that he could possibly lose some muscle/weight and try drop down to 170, although that is a very big stretch.
Losing weight is a piece of cake (no pun intended) if you decide to do it. The hard part is deciding to lose all that hard earned muscle to drop a weight class, now that sucks.

"The fight only stops when Big John says so." - Anderson Silva
AnMMAFan is offline  
post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:19 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
jasvll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,104
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MagiK11
I really don't understand Dana's logic here...if you have a guy who can beat everyone in the devision, and lets assume he cannot beat Anderson, how does that put your career in limbo?

Dana is crazy because he gives losers like Rich Clementi (spelling) so many chances but if you're the number 2 ranked fighter if you lose twice you're done??? That's just crazy talk.

He's quick to boot the top fighters who lose but is willing to keep the bottom feeding trolls around.

Guess it has to do with how much it costs the UFC to keep top flight competition and pay them the purses they deserve if they aren't constantly winning.
Don't confuse Dana White the hype man with Dana White the business man.

White is just trying to add more drama to the fight. He wants the audience to see the first fight as Rocky Vs. Clubber Lang I and the rematch as, well, the rematch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Rogan
That longing to return to the retarded past can only be born of some collective, subconscious, internal desire to try to turn back the clock on humanity and halt our obvious progression towards the inevitable zombie apocalypse of 2012.
jasvll is offline  
post #47 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Lights Out
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
ozz525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 1,826
             
Well I understand why Rich's career might be in trobule. Imagine if Rich loses and keeps fighting in the UFC, he could be all the UFC's top contenders but never be able too win the title. Really I would feel bad if Rich was cut for losing to the Best MW in the world twice.
ozz525 is offline  
post #48 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:33 PM
Flyweight
 
KenFl07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 261
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damone
Silva & Filho are good friends, and Filho said that he doesn't want to fight him, but if he had to, he would.
nah, I meant that Franklin could be put in the WEC for awhile to bring a big name to the promotion. It would be a good backstory for him to fight a training partner of Silva's for the WEC title.
KenFl07 is offline  
post #49 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:37 PM
MMA Fanatic
 
Sandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 84
 
I find it funny that Dana is so worried for him that he gave him the home town advantage.
Sandman is offline  
post #50 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 08:38 PM
attention whore
 
Damone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
Posts: 14,445
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by KenFl07
nah, I meant that Franklin could be put in the WEC for awhile to bring a big name to the promotion. It would be a good backstory for him to fight a training partner of Silva's for the WEC title.
Ah, my bad, yeah, they're friends and it would make for an interesting back story. In fact, I think Rich would have a good chance against Filho. Franklin has the edge stand-up wise and is pretty good on the ground, not to mention strong. Filho looked really, really slow in his last fight, too. Franklin would also have the edge cardio wise.

Then again, I don't expect Franklin in the WEC anytime soon.

Damone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome