UFC Quick Quote: Wanderlei Silva wants a rematch with Rich Franklin after ‘unbelievable’ show

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SmileR
6/14/09 2:58:32PM
The show was incredible. It’s amazing, It’s unbelievable. It’s our first show here and sold out. A lot of people. It was incredible man. This crowd, I don’t know how many people standing … The ground started to shake. It’s unbelievable … Please, I want a rematch. I know it’s the judges opinion, but I’m thinking I won. It was fight of the night. I want a rematch.”

UFC 99 headliner Wanderlei Silva sounds off after his thrilling back-and-forth three round war with Rich Franklin at “The Comeback” from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13. “The Axe Murderer” came up on the losing end of a razor-thin unanimous decision to “Ace,” who was buckled in the second round by the former PRIDE smashing machine — who once again leaves it all in the cage. The fans were certainly grateful for another gritty performance, but was the losing effort enough to warrant a possible rematch? Opinions, please.

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motorboatensob
6/14/09 3:01:11PM
As long as he keeps fighting like this win or lose the UFC needs to keep him around.
sparky
6/14/09 3:29:35PM
Give him the rematch because I honestly believe he won the 2nd and 3rd rounds of that fight!!!!!
cloud301336
6/14/09 3:36:07PM

Posted by sparky

Give him the rematch because I honestly believe he won the 2nd and 3rd rounds of that fight!!!!!



i thought the same too, or wanderlei silva being one of my favorite fighters is clouding my judgment.
cmill21
6/14/09 3:41:53PM
I thought Wand definetly won rounds 2 and 3 but I think if this fight happend at 205 Rich would be in the hospital. Wand had him hurt badly and he just didn't have enough to finish.
kopower
6/14/09 3:51:11PM

Posted by cmill21

I thought Wand definetly won rounds 2 and 3 but I think if this fight happend at 205 Rich would be in the hospital. Wand had him hurt badly and he just didn't have enough to finish.



about Wand beating Rich at 205. It was a close decision but I thought Franklin won. If Silva had a bit more in the tank I could have seen him finish Rich.

I thought Rich would take him down more but as soon as he closed the distance, Wand starting swinging like crazy and rocked Franklin a few times. I'm just glad Wandy didn't get knocked out. You know the retirement talk would be all over the place.
Twenty20Dollars
6/14/09 4:23:32PM
Man everyone wants a rematch from UFC 99
warglory
6/14/09 4:46:41PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Man everyone wants a rematch from UFC 99



For good reason, there were quite a few close bouts! Definitely a good quality event. We only need Caol Uno to jump on the bandwagon now demanding a rematch.
TNPanther78
6/14/09 4:48:15PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Man everyone wants a rematch from UFC 99



No kidding, Davis, Al-Turk, and Wandy.
TimW001
6/14/09 5:10:53PM
I thought Rich win, and I am Wanderlei's biggest fan. Wanderlei isn't going to be challenging for a title any time soon. He was tripping all over the place during the second round. His aim isn't even as good as it once was. I am still going to get excited and nervous before each one of his fights, but he's not going to challenge Anderson sometime soon.

I think he'll be figting Chris leben, or Denis Kang, Or Drew Mcfedries in his next fight. All should be fun.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
6/14/09 5:35:05PM
for what its worth I think Franklin won and am not personally interested in any of these rematches, you win some, you lose some, move on
nickcuc547
6/14/09 6:23:29PM
would love to see it at 205, wandy would dominate, after seeing him yesterday, i hope he reconsiders the move to 185 and makes me think he still has it at 205.
EvenFlow
6/14/09 6:24:15PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Man everyone wants a rematch from UFC 99



For good reason, there were quite a few close bouts! Definitely a good quality event. We only need Caol Uno to jump on the bandwagon now demanding a rematch.



Yeah, because Uno was absolutly robbed whether people think it was boring or not he controlled the pace in all 3 rounds. It seems to me now that nobody cares here because they all picked Fisher.
mk1630
6/14/09 6:45:21PM
Definately think Wandy won the last 2 rounds. Have to watch it again but im pretty sure it was a bad call. But it was a great fight either way.
prozacnation1978
6/14/09 7:55:37PM
i love wandy fights
rich made a point with some many fighters maybe a 195 weight class or 220 weight class needs to happen
195 would be great have franklin, bisping, hendo, evans, okami, there would be alot of guys who would drop or jump to it
4u2nv
6/14/09 9:15:19PM
I'm a huge Wandy fan but it think Rich won the fight. Wandy was sluggish and couldn't finish. Rich took him down in the 3rd and just controlled where the fight went. I know he was back paddling a lot but Wandy just jumped in and swung wildy. Ace would duck back see a opening jab, cross and jump back out. Its smart fighting. Its how Spider, GSP or anyone else (smart) should fight him.
Aaronno9
6/14/09 9:27:40PM
I thought Rich won pretty clearly. It was one of those matches where if you watched without the commentry you'd probably have a differant opinion. All Joe Rogan was talking about was the fact Wand rocked Rich, and didnt mention the fact that Rich dropped Wand twice and rocked him. Imo, he won the fight based on both control and damage. I think he would of sealed the 3rd with a second takedown is Wandy wasnt holding onto his gloves.

Hopefully if they fight again its at 205, thats where the UFC have asked Rich to go, they owe it to him to actually let him fight their. I think hed finish Wand at 205 though.
MaxOne
6/14/09 11:55:32PM

Posted by EvenFlow


Posted by warglory


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Man everyone wants a rematch from UFC 99



For good reason, there were quite a few close bouts! Definitely a good quality event. We only need Caol Uno to jump on the bandwagon now demanding a rematch.



Yeah, because Uno was absolutly robbed whether people think it was boring or not he controlled the pace in all 3 rounds. It seems to me now that nobody cares here because they all picked Fisher.




yeah, if anybody was robbed at ufc 99 it was uno. He won. I picked fisher but knew i'd lost that one and was like ...what????
Edwards
6/15/09 2:00:45PM
its one of the fight you could argue both guys won i think wandy won the last 2 rds but i love wandy but for the 2 judges that gave franklin every rd next time try to watch the fight not just guess the fight.I always lean towards the guy that almost finishes and thats what i seen but i guess franklin and his fighting safley and running the last 2 rds were enough.I honestly believe the worst decision was uno,come on some of you people really think fisher won lol and fisher was my pick for the record almost want to give the 11 points back lol.
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