Posted by gsquat
Don't pick Lutter just because Franklin can't beat Silva and you think his "time" is up. I made this mistake at first. This is the kind of guy who Rich beats. Its all about matchups, and Rich is a bad matchup for anyone but A. Silva and Machida.
I agree. Franklin is almost impossible to submit, and Lutter's striking skills aren't up to par.
"MMAth" is dangerous here, for a few reasons. First, Silva fought Lutter on two bad knees. People read too much into that fight, imo. If they fought again, I don't think Lutter would last one round with Silva.
Second, Silva isn't a GnP fighter, Franklin is. Franklin beat the tar out of Jason MacDonald, Evan Tanner, and Ken Shamrock; Lutter would have to be a much better fighter than those three guys just to make this a close fight, and I don't think he is.
Third, getting KO'd by Anderson Silva doesn't mean you have a "weak" chin. I hate to use the word "noob", because I welcome new fans to the sport, but people who claim that Franklin has a weak chin simply don't know their sh*t. Nate Marquardt and Chris Leben had never been (T)KO'd before or since and Silva diced them up. There isn't a fighter in the world that Silva couldn't knock out, almost regardless of weight class.