Originally Posted by matto
he would thrive and probably get a title shot but couldnt hang with the top contenders, but would beat anybody else in the lhw. but at mw he is the best besides henderson.
I think it is time to put the Hendo thing aside, he is a phenomenal fighter and two years ago would have walked through Ace, but recently it appears that age and time are catching up with him and I think that Franklin would be too fast and maybe even the stronger of the two. Don't get me wrong, Hendo in my opinion is the greatest middleweight I've ever seen but he just hasn't been the same recently. Hendo is due to get beaten soundly by someone, maybe even knocked out. The same thing happened with Couture and will one day happen to Hughes. Having wrestled in college and knowing what cutting the amount of weight they ask does to your body, wrestlers tend to break down sooner then guys who have done less grappling. Couture might be the exception because everyone loses a step at forty, but it takes a toll.