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  • 02-07-2013, 02:47 PM
    rough-n-tumble
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoucheyWun View Post
    I do not recall rich ever winning a fight with his grappling ability
    He's won a handful of fights via submission, but the one thing I was impressed with was the armbar escape he pulled off against Travis Lutter. Lutter had his leg in the wrong position as far as I'm concerned, but none the less it was deep and I thought Franklin was done. He has decent grappling ability from what we've been able to see it just isn't his go-to.

    Now that you brought this up, I'd like to see him against someone more apt for the ground than striking.
  • 02-07-2013, 04:53 AM
    Fe1
    Give him Munoz
  • 02-07-2013, 03:42 AM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    You're so polite. I fucking love it.
  • 02-07-2013, 03:32 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    Sorry, didn't mean to diminish this, it was an incredible come back.

    The man has heart and "fire" but just don't think it is healthy for him to take too many more shots. Instead of going back to teaching high school math, he will have to get a job teaching grade 1 math.
    You're so polite. I fucking love it.
  • 02-07-2013, 01:44 AM
    VimyRidge
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    I don't disagree with the fact that Chuck should have retired sooner. But any guy that can have his arm broken and continue fighting (and winning), shouldn't be accused of "not having much of a fire"...
    Sorry, didn't mean to diminish this, it was an incredible come back.

    The man has heart and "fire" but just don't think it is healthy for him to take too many more shots. Instead of going back to teaching high school math, he will have to get a job teaching grade 1 math.
  • 02-07-2013, 01:26 AM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    He beat a Chuck that should have retired 3 years ago.
    Prime Chuck would have destroyed prime Franklin

    Prime Franklin would have beat prime Cung Le


    I really like Franklin, but well past his prime. Should really retire before he does permanent brain damage.
    I don't disagree with the fact that Chuck should have retired sooner. But any guy that can have his arm broken and continue fighting (and winning), shouldn't be accused of "not having much of a fire"...
  • 02-07-2013, 01:05 AM
    TheDoucheyWun
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post

    Prime Franklin would have beat prime Cung Le


    I really like Franklin, but well past his prime. Should really retire before he does permanent brain damage.

    I have to hate on thees'e 2 comments and use my 2000th post to do so.

    Quote one I disagree with because a prime Franklin was the kingpin of a very shallow MW division with no one in it as well rounded as him, I do not recall rich ever winning a fight with his grappling ability and I believe a prime Cung would have humiliated Rich worse then the over the hill version did. For the record I didn't give Cung a chance in hell in his recent outing with Franklin.

    Quote 2. How do you figure?? when is the last time he has fought a sub par opponent? and I don't see him going to sleep while being sneezed on like Chuck and similar fighters who have been hit one to many times..Rich has a good couple few vanity fights left in him and a job with the UFC when he does decide to hang em up. When Uncle Dana think's it time then it's time, I have heard nothing from Dana suggesting Rich is done and I have yet to see anything in Rich's fighting ability or chin that would make me think he's done.

    I guess Bisbing and Reem should retire too? They have both been KTFO more than once and have to be close to Franklins age.
  • 02-07-2013, 12:46 AM
    VimyRidge
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    He came back and knocked Chuck out cold with a broken arm and five seconds left in the first round. I'd say he was pretty motivated...
    He beat a Chuck that should have retired 3 years ago.
    Prime Chuck would have destroyed prime Franklin

    Prime Franklin would have beat prime Cung Le


    I really like Franklin, but well past his prime. Should really retire before he does permanent brain damage.
  • 02-06-2013, 11:58 PM
    joeodd2
    Gotta respect Guys like Rich, nothing special talent wise. But he works hard and can beat almost anybody on any given night. A constimant gentleman and good ambassador for MMA.
  • 02-06-2013, 11:52 PM
    H0SS
    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsteven View Post
    I love Rich but if getting KTFO buy Belfort didnt light much of a fire then I dont expect much more now. Ill be rooting for him though.
    He came back and knocked Chuck out cold with a broken arm and five seconds left in the first round. I'd say he was pretty motivated...
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