Originally Posted by dagreat1
That is irrelevant, the thread topic is not "who sold th emost PPV's their FIRST headlining", it is who is the better UFC champion, obvious choice is Hughes. I am baffled that anyone would even try to compare the 2 as far as better champion.
And in addition to it being completly irrelevant it is not a fair assessment as the sport is obviously much more popular now than it was when Hughes made his first headlining.
You were the first to use the argument of ppv buys so you just pretty much called your own argument using that irrevevant, no?
What's baffling about arguing that Franklin is a better champion, he IS the more well rounded fighter of the two? The thing Matt has on Rich is time in the UFC, that's it. Had Rich been around as long, i would bet anything his dominance in the MW division would be equal to or more impressive that Hughes right now being that Hughes lost already. I would make a wager that Rich holds the title longer but i already got stiffed once by someone not paying a bet on here so i won't waste my time, we'll just have to wait and see and then bring this thread back up. It's not that he hates Hughes, it's that you're a huge Hughes fan.