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Old 10-21-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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He got his ass handed to him again in devastating fashion.Silva is undeniably one of the best strikers if not THE best in MMA today.Franklin like Couture and Silva are standup guys in there field and deserve a ton of respect.Its pretty much a dead cert that Franklin will never beat Silva so where does he go from here? I dont really want to see him get busted up again but at the same rate 85 is fairly weak and there isnt really anyone out there that represents a real challenge to Silva`s belt.Thoughts?
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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He got his ass handed to him again in devastating fashion.Silva is undeniably one of the best strikers if not THE best in MMA today.Franklin like Couture and Silva are standup guys in there field and deserve a ton of respect.Its pretty much a dead cert that Franklin will never beat Silva so where does he go from here? I dont really want to see him get busted up again but at the same rate 85 is fairly weak and there isnt really anyone out there that represents a real challenge to Silva`s belt.Thoughts?
205

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Old 10-21-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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It's a thought, but there it's kind of a log jam right now. But at this point he has nothing to lose.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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Maybe Silva should move to heavy. Anybody left for him to beat?
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:30 AM   #5
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Maybe Silva should move to heavy. Anybody left for him to beat?
heavy would be pushing it, i think he could be effective a 205, franklin moving to 205 will also be very hard. i think he's too small. 205 is loaded at the moment and 185 has a dominant cham so this is a hrd time for all the people in that weight range
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:08 AM   #6
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IMO Franklin will be champion agian not saying he will beat Silva someday cause thats obviously never going to happen no knock on Rich its just Anderson is just flat amazing. If im Rich I take it easy and come back with a fight agianst someone the likes of Patrick Cote. If Silva goes up to 205 for some tougher competion id suggest Rich stay there and im sure he dominate 185 agian. If Silvas sticking around at 185 maybe its time for him to move back up to 205.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:34 AM   #7
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he should fight a couple of bums and wait till anderson is vacates/losses his title. just like what matt hughes did. he didn't fight gsp, he waited till gsp underestimated someone and paid for it, now hughes is ready to get his title back albeit against a different opponent
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:47 AM   #8
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he should fight a couple of bums and wait till anderson is vacates/losses his title. just like what matt hughes did. he didn't fight gsp, he waited till gsp underestimated someone and paid for it, now hughes is ready to get his title back albeit against a different opponent
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:46 AM   #9
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I think he should fight the only other person to beat him....Machida. After that, we'll see what's taking place.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:36 AM   #10
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Heeey! Finally someone here who thinks Machida deserves a title shot!


I think that dude had one of the most successful crossovers, from Karate to MMA. That dude is slick. Never thought he was boring, at all.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:47 AM   #11
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The fact that machida fights at 205 and deserves a title shot there, might stop him being another franklin opponent.

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:07 AM   #12
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The fact that machida fights at 205 and deserves a title shot there, might stop him being another franklin opponent.
Oops! You're right, for some reason...I thought Machida was a middleweight.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:31 AM   #13
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He got his ass handed to him again in devastating fashion.Silva is undeniably one of the best strikers if not THE best in MMA today.Franklin like Couture and Silva are standup guys in there field and deserve a ton of respect.Its pretty much a dead cert that Franklin will never beat Silva so where does he go from here? I dont really want to see him get busted up again but at the same rate 85 is fairly weak and there isnt really anyone out there that represents a real challenge to Silva`s belt.Thoughts?
Easy...He's ****ed in his weight class (just like Nogueira was in pride because of emelianenko)

So his options are simple...
1 moves up (becomes a LHW)
2 leaves from UFC
3 Stays and keeps bumping into anderson silva every year with the hope of defeating him.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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Easy...He's ****ed in his weight class (just like Nogueira was in pride because of emelianenko)

So his options are simple...
1 moves up (becomes a LHW)
2 leaves from UFC
3 Stays and keeps bumping into anderson silva every year with the hope of defeating him.
None of those are options.His not a LHW.The UFC is his bread and butter.And Silva beats him 10 times out of 10.So il ask the question where does he go from here? The problem with Franklin is he has no bread and butter.I mean what is a freestyle fighter?!?!?!?
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:43 PM   #15
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He should run for Mayor of Cincinnati.
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