Whats with all the excuses? Rich is my boy but damn no need to try to find excuses. He knew what he was up against, he knows better than any of you trying to figure it out. He said he was ready, he didn't hurt his hand in the fight, so there is no excuse other than he was outmatched. Franklin is known for being a very smart fighter, so he knew exactly what he needed to do to win, but Silva was just the better fighter. The only excuse possible is that the very first knee delivered from Silva broke a rib or 2 on Ace, which isn't an excuse, it's a reason why he lost. Anderson beat him fair and square, and all the damage inflicted on Rich was a direct result of Andersons striking. If Ace didnt think he was ready to fight, he could have postponed it no problem. He said he was ready, he was confident, he was healthy, and he lost. Enough said. Rich is a great fighter but it's not like Silva just killed Jesus or something, everyone loses eventually, and it's only his 2nd loss, so stop trying to conjure up a lame excuse and give credit where its due.
Also this isn't the WWE so the fight wasn't fixed, what kind of moron would think Rich would take a knee to the face and a horrible broken nose like that on purpose? For what reason? Rich is more popular than Silva, so why would they stage Rich's loss? It makes no sense and it's a retarded theory. If the guys talking about this looking staged are just saying it LOOKED like that, then nevermind, but if you actually thought this shit was staged, you should prolly bathe in some hydrocloric acid for a bit.
Last edited by WouldLuv2FightU; 10-15-2006 at 06:43 AM.