Originally Posted by Anthony
The question is who is the better champion, not the better fight. The answer to that is clear and simple, Rich Franklin. Rich is more marketable and has more of a chance to keep his belt then Hughes. Hughes has 3 guys that can take his belt and thats Penn, GSP and Sanchez. At this moment, Franklin only has one in Anderson Silva.
You are sadly misstaken... Rich is nowhere near as marketable, Hence the $35,000 paycheck he recieved for his win over the Crow whereas on that same card GSP who is NOT the champ was paid $70,000.
Not to mention the fact that the ONLY PPV this year Franklin has headlined earned the UFC 11 million dollars whereas every other PPV this year has yielded over 18 million (Hughes headlined twice this year and the PPV with Royce sold the most PPV in UFC history).
Hughes is clearly the more dominant champion, puts more asses in the seats, fights bettter opposition and will remian champion for another 3+ years.
Mark My Words...
I am surprised so many heads still underestimate how good Matt Hughes is.
He would've beat GSP again, yes yes I know, GSP was winning the fight blah blah...
Fact is, Hughes absolutely raped him on the ground, it was an armbar clinic. He baited the other arm and GSP went to block it and got raped, it's really that simple and to think that the outcome would be different this time is just "hope" and nothing more than that. GSP will be champion and very dominant but his time has not come yet and Hughes just gets more and more dominant with every fight.