Originally Posted by Kimuras"R"Us
Franklin gets hated on a lot and I'm not entirely sure why.
I think it's just lack of competition (it is for me at least as I have hated on him plenty), he has the skills but has a very suspect chin so if does not find a way to strengthen his chin when he fights a striker of A. Silva's calibre and wants to stand and bang it will probably be lights out.
I think Franklin takes the fight to the ground but would love to see him stand and exchange with A. Silva.
It is really a huge opportunity for Silva as he has gained some attention after dissmantling the undefeated Leben in under a minute and not being hit with a single strike so if he is able to beat Frankin his career is going to soar and this is something he would not have been able to accomplish in Pride with their division's top 4-5 being so damn good.
I am pulling for A. Silva but win or lose I would really like to see the fight stay on the feet adn these guys go to war.