What? 2 or so years ago you said that you didn't want to cut the weight..
There's this video of him, one month old.
Judging by what he says and how he says it
...i got the impression it was the UFC's decision, more than it was his.
He was just a great "company man".
Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Doesn't look like he's got a chance at 185 either....
Rich is good enough to beat anyone at 185 outside of Anderson
, and if he goes back down he eliminates a bunch of contender's. I like him better at 205, he's never gonna win the title, but he's a guy that I always love to see fight. He can be competitive with anyone at either weight class except Anderson.
Using that argument...the entire WW division should quit - Fitch, Kosheck, Shields or Alves should just move up or down in weight, because their chances of beating GSP are slightly better than my chances are.
I understand your point.
It's just that i see Franklin having much better chances of doing something notable at 185 than at 205.
At 185 he matches up much better against the top guys. And he would make that division even more interesting than it is atm.
Match him up against top LHWs and he gets the short straw everytime: Jones, Jackson, Evans, Machida, Davis, Thiago Silva, Shogun, Griffin, Gustafsson.
I don't see him beating any of those guys. In fact i see him losing badly against half of them.
And i don't wanna see another Chuck Lidell type of career ending in Franklin's case.