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View Poll Results: Do you think Rich Franklin should've had a warm up fight B4 last nights title defense

Yes: A fight in a smaller show would've been beneficial because of his lengthy lay off 15 60.00%
No: All the sparring he did during his training was enough 10 40.00%
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Poll: Should Rich Franklin of had a warm fight before last nights title defense?

I just watched the Franklin Silva fight, and to me Rich looked like he had some ring rust. Do you think he shouldve had a warm up fight before last nights title defense after the lengthy layoff he had? Im not taking anything away from Silva. I had my money on him in the first place, but I didnt think Franklin would be dominated like this though.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Warmup fights are not what the UFC should be about...that's my opinion. He's a fighter, not a baby. With being the champ comes the responsibility of needing to beat anyone they put in front of you. Warmup fights are for pussies, and Rich is not a *****.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Warmup fights are not what the UFC should be about...that's my opinion. He's a fighter, not a baby. With being the champ comes the responsibility of needing to beat anyone they put in front of you. Warmup fights are for pussies, and Rich is not a *****.
Thats a good point but I voted yes. He wouldve lost either way though just not as bad.
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes......I think he is a slacker too....
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They should of had him fight the winner of TUF (since they have been hyping that on the show) before they through him in their with Silva.


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Old 10-15-2006, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No wtf.. he came into the fight with a black eye.. haha
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the very notion of "warm up" fights would destroy the entire concept of this sport. if some fights meant less than others, then what would be the value of them in the first place???
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! ENUFF ALREADY! HE @(#* LOST!

Now, let's move on.
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AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! ENUFF ALREADY! HE @(#* LOST!

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what he said...Silvas the champ..he busted his nose..time to move on TO MATT HUGHEs VS GSP WOoOOoOO!
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Like I said before in another thread, Rich was the champion and he had to be prepared to fight anybody wheter he was coming off an injury or not! That's what makes them a champion!
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