Originally Posted by nickman9000
As long as Rich doesn't get sick. It's way too soon for McD, but you never know, this dude has surprised alot of ppl.
He has surprised a lot of people, but you gotta look at the facts.
I'll be the first to say I predicted he'd beat Herman and Leben, but that's because I never saw anything good in Ed Herman, nor do I in Leben..not taking anything away from MacDonald though.
MacDonald had trouble taking Leben down, and was eating plenty of punches to do so, Lebens wild punches are nothing compared to an accurate pin point striker like Franklin.
Not only that, if MacDonald did want to take Franklin to the ground, Franklin is a great wrestler, and has good ground skills. This isn't Leben we're talking about here. MacDonald isn't going to sub a guy with a choke ON TOP...only someone like Chris Leben could get into that position.
MacDonalds strikes were pretty dreadful, he landed a few on Leben...but well, we all know how Leben likes to leave himself wide open to some shots. MacDonald would get picked apart from the likes of someone like Franklin.
I just can't see MacDonald pulling out this one.