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Old 11-01-2006, 05:23 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Idiots abound. The facts are that if you are familiar with Franklin you could clearly see something was wrong with him before the fight, and in no way was he scared he was going to get hurt or any other nonsense along those lines. If he really was he wouldn't have forced the action like he did. That is stand-up 101 type stuff. If you're scared of the other guy's power you stay away from him. Hell that is fighting 101 stuff.

Silva can beat anyone in his weight class on any given night, but I'm just saying I find a lot of this believable on many levels from what I saw. And that source in Iowa is Sylvia or Hughes or one of the MFS guys, you can back on that...my guess is Hughes since he hates Dana most likely.
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Idiots abound. The facts are that if you are familiar with Franklin you could clearly see something was wrong with him before the fight, and in no way was he scared he was going to get hurt or any other nonsense along those lines. If he really was he wouldn't have forced the action like he did. That is stand-up 101 type stuff. If you're scared of the other guy's power you stay away from him. Hell that is fighting 101 stuff.

Silva can beat anyone in his weight class on any given night, but I'm just saying I find a lot of this believable on many levels from what I saw. And that source in Iowa is Sylvia or Hughes or one of the MFS guys, you can back on that...my guess is Hughes since he hates Dana most likely.
Why do you think Hughes hates Dana other than the info in this article because I find that part hard to beleive.
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I won't put too much into this source (thanks for posting though) but I said it before and I still believe that Franklin wasn't himself at UFC 64. He looked very pale during his interview on Tuesday (Final Chapter) and didn't look much better come fight night. I don't think he was dying but I don't think he was 100% either.

That doesn't mean Silva wouldn't have won if Franklin was 100% but I think it would have been a much better fight. Hopefully they can work out a rematch and a chance for Franklin to redeem himself.
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Why do you think Hughes hates Dana other than the info in this article because I find that part hard to beleive.
Go look at when Dana told Hughes he was the greatest champion ever, Hughes basically brushes him off. There is an issue with a lot of the fighters & Dana honestly. They aren't stupid, they knew why Tito left, why BJ left, why Jens left. I'm not saying this article is 100% factual, just saying a lot of it adds up when you pay attention to body language & verbal exchanges.

I thought Silva would beat Franklin going into the fight, but seeing Rich trade with Silva successfully in his condition made me really think that Franklin could outstrike Silva if he was 100%. Seeing Franklin struggle so bad getting out of that clinch, and show such obvious signs of being hurt from a knee to the midsection, also showed me that he was definitely ill. Kudos to him for not making excuses though, that gets tiresome.
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I haven't gotten a chance to listen to it yet because im still in class.


But check it out, its Rich Franklins first real interview since Oct 14.
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I haven't gotten a chance to listen to it yet because im still in class.
But check it out, its Rich Franklins first real interview since Oct 14.
Yeah, I saw that posted over here and was going to mention it. The Franklin part is at the END of the interview, so be patient.
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