Rick Franklin is overrated.
I honestly think Rich Franklin is the most hyped up champion in UFC history. Now before you say anything about Anderson Im going to state that I thought this before he got creamed by him. Before that loss everyone thought he was gods gift to mma. Why I ask? The best victories he ever had were against Evan Tanner, David Loiseau and an on his way to retirement Ken Shamrock. Seriously Tanner and Loiseau to me are proving ground fighters, not championship material in the big scheme of things. They all just happened to luck into a division that was weak as hell at the time(can you say Tim Sylvia). The 2 guys with I think the skills to really be champions(Machida and Silva) punished the hell out of him. Is he a decent well rounded fighter who deserves his respect? Sure, but please sit down and grab a beer as the UFC feeds him overhyped scrubs(Macdonald) and bring in new better talent that will continue to work his ass once he gets back in title contention until the title isnt even a thought on anyones mind for this guy.
And unfortunately I cant find where I can edit the TITLE damn you Rick Franklin...
Last edited by Wise; 02-09-2007 at 12:19 AM.