Originally Posted by Luis Cruz
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.
The irrelevance of the PPV comment is not the comparison between the 2 headlining, it was the fact that Anthony made the comment that is was Rich's FIRST healining and was making the accusation that Rich broughtin more PPV than Hughes in Hughes' FIRST PPV headline and that is irrelevant and unfair as the sport has eveolved (the PPV accusation is not irrelevant whosoever however the basis that it is his FIRST headlining is irrelevant).
I certainly am a Hughes fan but that does not weigh heavily in my opinion that he is a better champion than Franklin, I base that solely upon performance and Hughes has held the belt longer and faced tougher competition.
Reagrding the bet yeah Franklin would have huge odds as he has A. Silva and Hughes has 2 world class fighters to contend with, I still think Hughes will beat them both however the chance that GSP or Penn beat Hughes is much more likely than Swick, Tanner, Nathan, etc. so if he gets by A. Silva he has a very good chance at holding the belt for a long time.
The only fighter who could compete with him and IMO would beat him is the 36 year old Hendo. It would be a war, Hendo can't be KO'ed, has a huge right hand, extremely dominant wrestling is is arguably the best condition athlete in MMA as he does not gas in fights (Franklin has great cardio as well so it would be a war).