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Not 100% sure if he has a new one for this fight but his pic on the fight card page on the ufc website has a big fat shiner going on

Hasnt he had a black eye for his last 3 fights in a row?

Post #1   10/17/07 10:30:18AM   

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thats cuz he goes all out in training lol

Post #2   10/17/07 10:34:44AM   

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he needs to keep the hands up and parry. he does go all out when he trains though.

Post #3   10/17/07 12:32:40PM   

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I think its a black eye tattoo just so he can look bad ass.

Post #4   10/17/07 12:35:07PM   

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Posted by warglory

I think its a black eye tattoo just so he can look bad ass.



Normally I would just laugh at how little sense that makes.... but ya know... I haven't seen Rich without a big shiner in a long time! You may be on to something!

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For new fans, they probably think it's permanent. Hell, its been so long since we've seen him without one that I'm beginning the think it's permanent. No, I saw an recent interview not to long ago where he didn't have a black eye. But yeah, it seems like he does always have a black eye. I would assume it's his training. He trains hard and has great conditioning. And we all know he's probably preparing for this fight with Anderson more than he ever has, or at least I hope so. Should be a damn good fight. Hope he learned how to get out of the clinch.

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i got a black eye from my last fight, im going be rich for halloween

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yea rich has to learn how to keep his hands up in training. whoever his sparring partner is has either a good left jab or a huge right cross haha, maybe he should come to the ufc.

seriously though, he has to learn how to train without getting caught and getting a black eye, because that black eye is just a big target for a technical striker like silva.

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Franklin obviously gets quite a tough work out, he had the ever present black eye even before the first Silva fight I think. Its moot at the end of the day I think, however hard he goes in the gym I think Anderson will still maul him.

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Whats really in that picture on ufc.com is that there are heavy shadows and you cant see his left eye at all, so they could of easily just had him facing the other way and not shown it

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i think he does it on purpose for motivation

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after saturday he is going to be leaving the octagon with more than a blackeye. a broken nose, ribs, and probably leaving in a body bag because silva is going to murder him!!!!!!!

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Posted by warglory

I think its a black eye tattoo just so he can look bad ass.



Haha, that made me laugh

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goes all out in training, or doesnt get out of the way? ahhah i bet rich has a buddy punch him in the face to give him a black eye just to look cool haahha.

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Posted by warglory

I think its a black eye tattoo just so he can look bad ass.



I think it's his trademark. It does make you look more bad ass. "I got into a fight that was so tough, I came out with this kick ass shiner. What about yours? Only a twisted nipple? Pssh, child's play."

Edit: Also, Rich's skin, or bone structure under that one eye might be weak, and everytime he gets hit there, it turns into a black eye?

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