I didn't see a interview where franklin admitted that, but it's a possibility if your stupid enough to fight sick then your stupid enough to take a lose. Many people would say your trying to chicken out the fight, but I'd rather be called a chicken then take a beating in the ring cause of my conditions thats how I see it though.
I think franklin didn't want to make any excuses he will come back better and stronger, and hopefully learn from his mistakes. This is the type of comment that people should give ... not he was sick or sliva got lucky.
This is just a examples I'm using after seeing all these ridiculous post. about pride last night.
I can't beleave some of the stuff I'm seeing..
Gomi sick.. the press conference they said he wasn't sick coming into the fight see sherdog.
Keep in mind I voted gomi to win so I'm not trying to hate on him.
wandy lost cause he was in America... LOL!
And the list goes on.Less excuses more facts.
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Apparently for the Franklin vs Silva fight, Rich had a stomach flu a couple of days ago and he was still trying to get over it for the fight.
That's what I heard anyways. It doesn't really matter though because he tried to stand with Silva which was stupid since Silva is a better striker than Franklin.
Franklin can regain his fight if he fights smart and takes the fight to the ground and work on GnP (and watch out for submissions, those long legs are deadly!).