Is Rich "Ace" Franklin overrated??
I've been on forums all ****ing night and this topic seems to pop up everywhere....
I live near Cincinatti and have always supported Rich because he's my hometown boy and he's a great fighter. In the back of my mind I have always thought of Rich as being overrated, even though I never wanted to admit it. It's not his fault though, it's the UFCs fault so don't feel bad for saying yea he is overrated cuz I'm starting to think it's true. He is still a good fighter no doubt about that he has beat some stiff mediocre competition in his career, but mediocre is as far as his wins stretch. I can't say all his wins were over mediocre opponents though, Tanner in my mind should be considered good and Shamrock as well. How many of you guys think Rich is overrated now that we seen him get dismantled by Anderson in one of the most devastating TKOs I have ever seen in the UFC. Here's my little chart of how I rate my fighters:
-horrible (Danny Abbadi, Mike Nickles, Wes Combs)
-bad (Matt Hammil, Fabiano Scherner, Gabriel Gonzaga)
-decent (Cheick Kongo, Sam Stout)
-mediocre (David Terrell, Joe Riggs)
-good (Evan Tanner, Jon Fitch, Time Sylvia, Mike Swick)
-great (Hughes, Penn, GSP, Liddell)
Rich has always been considered GREAT, but now I am starting to think he is better fitted for 'good' or maybe even 'mediocre'. I'm not basing my opinion just from him losing to Anderson, but I feel like I am just starting to 'see the light', and am starting to understand why people considered him overrated from the beginning....thoughts?