evan tanner about rich...
exactly copy-paste from evan tanner blog, according to his blog he was there at ufc 64 but no one recognized him..
RICH FRANKLIN IS A CHUMP, A PUNK, A LAME SCRUB
Are you kidding? A man who has dedicated his life to his profession, who trains like a madman, a man who has stepped into the arena, faced his opponent, faced the truth of himself. I hear he is being talked down on the forums of the MMA websites. That makes me angry. He was on top of the world and worshipped, now he is the subject of laughter. I wish we could all be bigger than that. I wouldn't say I'm friends with him, or particularly like him, but he has my full respect, and will continue to have my respect, win or lose. He is a great fighter. I have respect for any man that has the courage to step into the ring, the octagon, and put his pride, and body on the line.
It's easy for so many on the sidelines, sitting in the seats, sitting on their couches at home to talk, to say how a thing should be done, but who is it, alone in the ring? Who is it that faces it all by himself? It is the warrior. Rich Franklin is a warrior. We should show some respect.