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View Poll Results: Who do you think will win

Rich Franklin 36 66.67%
Jason Macdonald 18 33.33%
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Jason said he is no "stepping stone, but a contender" I think the UFC is going to make him prove that. This would be a stepping stone fight for Rich, and Jason would have to score an upset.

I am a fan of Jason (hometown boy) but I think Leben is a chump and Jason looked close to losing a few times in that fight.... But then again I bet money on Rich winning against Anderson
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #42 (permalink)
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anybody who kncoks out jorge rivera and mike swick is not a chump, leben did that.


rich will kill mcdoanld
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:00 PM   #43 (permalink)
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im not impressed by this kid. i like him and he comes ready to fight but he has a lot of openings. the biggest one is the fact that he ducks his head more than anyone ive ever seen and if leben threw an uppercut or a knee the fight would have been much different. I think he is a very good fighter but to be honest im unimpressed with his athleticism. He looks flat footed when he is on his feet. Rich will be way too much for him. This kid is very good on the ground though, does anyone know if he does grappling competitions?

I can't stand when people say stuff like "if leben threw an uppercut or a knee the fight would have been much different"!

But he didn't, did he? That's the same as saying...

If tito had just been able to take chuck down he would griund and pound him into submission.

If Rich Franklin had punched Anderson Silva on the chin the fight would have been much different.

If Matt Hughes was able to take down GSP the fight would have been a lot different.

If Ken Shamrock was able to get Tito in a leg lock the fight would have been a lot different.

Do you now realize how stupid you sound?

As for MacDonald fighting Franklin, I agree with a lot of you that he should have fought someone before Franklin.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:42 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Minority opinion here... I think MacDonald will beat Franklin if they fight.

I'd vote for almost anyone against Rich Franklin right now. As much as any fight is physical, Franklin's next match will center upon what faith he has left in his own body. The look on Franklin's face against Silva was telling.. whether it was from the past injuries or realization of how far behind his skills were to Silva's, I don't know. From the 2:30 to 2:20 mark of their fight, I see all interest in "the octagon" disappearing from Franklin's face. Everything. No "eye of the tiger" anymore.

Maybe I'm wrong.....
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
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its a shame someone has to lose really
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Lets not forget that Lenen can KO you. I dont like him but his fights speak for themselfs. So Jason getting rocked isnt that big of a deal. What impressed me is that he was able to recover from the punches. Its pretty evident that his stand up isnt all there so...if the fight goes to the ground he would end it, based on his 2 previous fights.
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:49 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Im sure his Canadian ass isnt reading this,but I will be sure to let him know your wearing that flag because of his win...lol.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:33 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Minority opinion here... I think MacDonald will beat Franklin if they fight.

I'd vote for almost anyone against Rich Franklin right now. As much as any fight is physical, Franklin's next match will center upon what faith he has left in his own body. The look on Franklin's face against Silva was telling.. whether it was from the past injuries or realization of how far behind his skills were to Silva's, I don't know. From the 2:30 to 2:20 mark of their fight, I see all interest in "the octagon" disappearing from Franklin's face. Everything. No "eye of the tiger" anymore.

Maybe I'm wrong.....
I saw that too. I still am willing to look past that and bet on him agaisntt McDonald though.
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I voted for Rich Franklin. As I said before, I would hate to be the man that has to face Rich in his comeback match after losing to Anderson Silva. Rich will definitely be looking for vengeance and a win.
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Well it looks like Rich will be fighting Macdonald at 68 according to the MMAweekly rumors section. I was wondering what everything thinks about this fight.
It looks like another Rich Franklin vs Nate Quarry fight.
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