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Old 12-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm very excited to see Rich fight at LHW. He's still relatively young and the only constant where he's concerned is the ability to amaze everybody, IMO.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Rich is a great representatvie of MMA, i dont think he he'll ever be off the map. If Silva beats Machida, i think we'll get to see Machida/Franklin 2 in the not too distant future. It worries me slightly that theres alot of heavy hitters in the LHW division. Will Rich be able to execute a similar gameplan that he employed at MW? or will he have to refine the way he fights?
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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honestly...I dont think Rich is a good fit for the UFC, sounds weird. I think he would do better in the AFL or IFC
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honestly...I dont think Rich is a good fit for the UFC, sounds weird. I think he would do better in the AFL or IFC
Almost everyone would "do better" in another promotion, because the UFC generally has the better fighters. So you go to a different promotion, you fight lesser fighters. General rule, i know there are exceptions
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Hendo is gonna pop a squat on Franklin's face. A real runny, steamy, stinky one.

And no, it's not gonna be good for Ace's career.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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honestly...I dont think Rich is a good fit for the UFC, sounds weird. I think he would do better in the AFL or IFC
Yeah, I agree. The fact that he's only lost to 2 men in his career and destroyed the other 20 some odd guys makes him perfect for MMA's Triple-A leagues.


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Hendo is gonna pop a squat on Franklin's face. A real runny, steamy, stinky one.

And no, it's not gonna be good for Ace's career.
Boo!
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its bad that every one is counting him out just becuase he lost to silva twice.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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honestly...I dont think Rich is a good fit for the UFC, sounds weird. I think he would do better in the AFL or IFC
Hell send him to the WEC and he will be champ in less than a year.
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Hendo is gonna pop a squat on Franklin's face. A real runny, steamy, stinky one.
How do you see that happening? with his wrestling?
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The one thing that really hurts to see is my boy Rich fading into obscurity. After two losses to Anderson it seems nobody is really excited about him anymore. But if he is able to get a win over Dan Henderson will it give his career that much needed spark. Or will it still be the same as yesterday (considering Hendo is somewhat down on his luck after two losses and a lackluster win)?
I would disagree he is "fading into obscurity", its only natural that after 2 hard defeats losing his belt etc he would be a little out of the limelight, he is however still a well respected fighter but now he has stepped back up to 205 he has to start over.
Hendo is a huge test at 205 but the question is does "Ace" have the tools to beat him?, i would say yes, wether he does is another matter.
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