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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2006, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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What Does Rich Franklin's Future Hold?

Ive heard very little about franklin after his devistating loss to silva, Anyone have any news? Interviews? plans for the future?
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Things are going well. I am taking some time away from training and instead I am working on the land I bought. I am unable to train at this point, awaiting clearance from the doctor who did my surgery. I should see him the first or second week of December, and will know more about any upcoming fights at that point. It has been good to take a break from training, but it is impossible to take a break from the sport completely…with interviews and appearances.

I have become much more involved with the business side of American Fighter since my fight. We are building a fan based team website, and we are working on expanding American Fighter to much more than a clothing company.

Anderson is a great fighter, and my hats off to him. He is a class act, and I could not have lost my belt to a better man. I did not perform to the best of my capability that night, and refuse to make any excuses for a poor performance. However, it was clear that Silva was on that night…and you can’t make mistakes like that against elite fighters. This fight was much like any other fight…belt or no belt, losing sucks. I am once again a contender, and winning my next fight is my first priority. I’m not sure who I will fight next or when I will get a rematch. There are too many variables in this sport to try to make a prediction like that.

Training has been a topic of discussion within my camp, and some changes will be made for my next fight. Perhaps I am over-training…many fans believed I looked “drained” coming into the fight. If that were the case, it would have been events leading up to the fight, such as training. The weight cut went well for this fight, and becomes easier each time I make weight.
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Things are going well. I am taking some time away from training and instead I am working on the land I bought. I am unable to train at this point, awaiting clearance from the doctor who did my surgery. I should see him the first or second week of December, and will know more about any upcoming fights at that point. It has been good to take a break from training, but it is impossible to take a break from the sport completely…with interviews and appearances.

I have become much more involved with the business side of American Fighter since my fight. We are building a fan based team website, and we are working on expanding American Fighter to much more than a clothing company.

Anderson is a great fighter, and my hats off to him. He is a class act, and I could not have lost my belt to a better man. I did not perform to the best of my capability that night, and refuse to make any excuses for a poor performance. However, it was clear that Silva was on that night…and you can’t make mistakes like that against elite fighters. This fight was much like any other fight…belt or no belt, losing sucks. I am once again a contender, and winning my next fight is my first priority. I’m not sure who I will fight next or when I will get a rematch. There are too many variables in this sport to try to make a prediction like that.

Training has been a topic of discussion within my camp, and some changes will be made for my next fight. Perhaps I am over-training…many fans believed I looked “drained” coming into the fight. If that were the case, it would have been events leading up to the fight, such as training. The weight cut went well for this fight, and becomes easier each time I make weight.
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I like Rich as a fighter, although I think he was starting to suffer from "Hughes-itis" and was starting to get a bit cocky ... him and Matt are going to have to console each other since both suffered embarrassing losses. I think Rich will make a comeback but I think he has as much chance of being champ at 185 as Matt does at 170 - slim and none!!
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In my opinion rich as what it takes to get his title back if he goes in with a perfect gameplan
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I think Rich could easil comeback and win the title again. Like JawShattera said all he needs to do is come in with a good game plan. I'd like to see Franklin out wrestle and possibly submit Silva. I don't think that he wants to test his striking versus Silva's any more. I think Rich is stronger and needs to use that to his advantage to take his next fight with Silva to the ground.
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I think Rich could easil comeback and win the title again. Like JawShattera said all he needs to do is come in with a good game plan. I'd like to see Franklin out wrestle and possibly submit Silva. I don't think that he wants to test his striking versus Silva's any more. I think Rich is stronger and needs to use that to his advantage to take his next fight with Silva to the ground.
Boy, how quickly people forget how convincing Franklin would wins his fights. Franklin is not some chump & please don't even put him in the same sentence as Hughes when it comes to respect & class, they are miles apart on that. Rich Franklin is an excellent fighter, he just met a superior fighter on that night but the next time they meet ( if they meet again ) it might be a bad night for Silva. It can happen to anybody, but to sit here and think that Rich Franklin is done is just plain stupid, the only way he's is done is if he has been beaten mentally and decides to retire which I don't foresee anytime soon.

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Boy, how quickly people forget how convincing Franklin would wins his fights. Franklin is not some chump & please don't even put him in the same sentence as Hughes when it comes to respect & class, they are miles apart on that. Rich Franklin is an excellent fighter, he just met a superior fighter on that night but the next time they meet ( if they meet again ) it might be a bad night for Silva. It can happen to anybody, but to sit here and think that Rich Franklin is done is just plain stupid, the only way he's is done is if he has been beaten mentally and decides to retire which I don't foresee anytime soon.
Excatly! Ace had one bad fight! That doesn't mean he's completly finished! He'll rise again and quite possible get his belt back!

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i give silva vs. franklin 2 50/50 odds. both of them can win.It depends on who executes a better gameplan.
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Things are going well. I am taking some time away from training and instead I am working on the land I bought. I am unable to train at this point, awaiting clearance from the doctor who did my surgery. I should see him the first or second week of December, and will know more about any upcoming fights at that point. It has been good to take a break from training, but it is impossible to take a break from the sport completely…with interviews and appearances.

I have become much more involved with the business side of American Fighter since my fight. We are building a fan based team website, and we are working on expanding American Fighter to much more than a clothing company.

Anderson is a great fighter, and my hats off to him. He is a class act, and I could not have lost my belt to a better man. I did not perform to the best of my capability that night, and refuse to make any excuses for a poor performance. However, it was clear that Silva was on that night…and you can’t make mistakes like that against elite fighters. This fight was much like any other fight…belt or no belt, losing sucks. I am once again a contender, and winning my next fight is my first priority. I’m not sure who I will fight next or when I will get a rematch. There are too many variables in this sport to try to make a prediction like that.

Training has been a topic of discussion within my camp, and some changes will be made for my next fight. Perhaps I am over-training…many fans believed I looked “drained” coming into the fight. If that were the case, it would have been events leading up to the fight, such as training. The weight cut went well for this fight, and becomes easier each time I make weight.
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The way he puts it is basicly indirectly telling you that he is comign back for his belt against Silva
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