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Old 10-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please, No More Excuses!

I have heard a lot of excuses why Franklin lost that fight in the past 48 hrs! His hand wasn't completely healed, he had ring rust, he had very low confidence, he was getting over the flu or staph infection, he was demorilized because 16 professional fighters plus former world champion Randy Couture made fun of him because of his advice to drop to one knee at the start of a fight! Please, enough is enough! I don't want to look like a serious ass here but the fact is Rich lost because he fought a man who was superior that night. It happens!
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard a lot of excuses why Franklin lost that fight in the past 48 hrs! His hand wasn't completely healed, he had ring rust, he had very low confidence, he was getting over the flu or staph infection, he was demorilized because 16 professional fighters plus former world champion Randy Couture made fun of him because of his advice to drop to one knee at the start of a fight! Please, enough is enough! I don't want to look like a serious ass here but the fact is Rich lost because he fought a man who was superior that night. It happens!
Good post, yes no more excuses.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Time To Move On To Ufc 65 Kthx .
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what sucks is we arent going to stop hearing about it until next year. this will replace the wand vs chuck discussion. i was just saying on another thread, that since a re-match wont happen til atleast after silva fights the winner of tuf which probably wont be until super bowl weekend, we will have to wait until after that goes down. so we will be bludgeoned to death with why franklin lost until then and its going to make me jump out of building into a busy street flooded with pirahnas that are fighting with sharks to eat humans
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's actually the people....who have just joined and dont know jack sh!t about MMA...that are asking all the questions about Rich VS Silva fight over and over and over and over and over and over again.......-_-....find something else to talk about LOL
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Its true rich lost because he wasnt the best fighter in the octagon. He lost fair and square. I just wish people would accept it. I cant wait to see silva destroy his next opponent
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's actually the people....who have just joined and dont know jack sh!t about MMA...that are asking all the questions about Rich VS Silva fight over and over and over and over and over and over again..
Well, with the growth of MMA in the "mainstream" you are gonna get that. The novices, and I would include myself in that category, can learn alot from those of you who are more experienced and much more knowlegable. Bear with our dumb questions and comments. This is how we learn. MMA will be viewed as a sport in more people's minds and not a passing fad which has a shelf life like pro wrestling tends to have.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ye i have a feeling that people wont stop talking about this for a long time. but we will have to accept rich's painfull rib shattering, nose deforming lose and talk about ufc 65 or 66.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah.
I mean honestly, if we only saw fights where everything in your life and body was 100 percent, we wouldn't see too many fights.
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just saw the fight, and just like Bonnar426 said....
Stop crying in the breast milk.

It is clear that Silva was just the superior fighter.
Anderson dominated in the clinch and Rich took some heavy knees to the point he'd turn his body to use his arms to protect himself.

Sick or unconfident, those factors had NOTHING to do with his loss.
Silva clinched him like a venus fly trap and took Rich to school.
Rich didn't know how to react because he probably didn't expect such a thing.
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