Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement
Wait....so now Frankie is leaps and bounds above Faber in Faber's prime?
Faber got KO'd by Mike Brown, man. Gray Maynard landed his absolute best shots on Frankie and couldn't put him away. Plus I think when Faber's prime is/was is pretty disputable, he's looked pretty similar for a while.
Frankie is better at gameplanning, has better stand up, better wrestling, a better chin, and his heart is as big as anyone's. He might not have the submission ability of Faber but I would also say his jiu-jitsu is just as good if not better...he's an extremely good scrambler and very hard to submit. It would probably be pretty hard to get him to tap as well, Tyson Griffin had him in a deep knee bar in their fight early in his career and it didn't look like he was ever going to tap...
Frankie is also better at utilizing his footwork and lead hand imo. Faber just looks to land his OH right or his uppercut, which he often sets up with a fake takedown attempt.