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Rich Franklin vs Jason the Athlete should be a great fight

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Rich needs to step up or this could be it for him

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Rich is going to mop the floor with him. I cant believe their throwing Mac to the wolves like this with the TUFkilling popularity he's been enjoying. he's done.

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i hope you are right. I am a rich franklin fan

Post #3   1/17/07 10:43:47AM   

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I can't wait to see Ace back in action; I just hope that he can recover from his last prison-style beating and have his head back in the game.

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I like Franklin, but I expect big things from the Athlete...he's shown some great submission skills, but he took a lot of hard hits in those last few fights too. I expect Franklin to win.

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Posted by www-WeLoan-us

i hope you are right. I am a rich franklin fan



I've always been a franklin fan, and i thought dana screwed him big time by throwing him in with silva after so much time off. i cant wait to see him back on top, he his one of the best MW out there IMO.

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he definitly is a warrior...The athlete will be a good fight for him . Your right Dana should of never thrown him in there with spider BUT man that guy can strike . The way he made Ace look was scary

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I disagree totally...it doesn't matter how long Franklin was out before that fight...if he wasn't ready, he just needed to give his belt up and climb back up the ladder...if you have a belt in the UFC, you should be ready to fight anyone at anytime, no exceptions...

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Jason Macdonald has proven he can take a shot to the head and survive. Plus you can't get out of his submissions when they;re locked on. Look at Ed Herman, he dragged Jason half way across the cage and couldn't get free. Rich cannot take this fight lightly or he will get beat.

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I'm with you on that.

Post #10   1/17/07 2:47:23PM   

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Jason is no slouch on the ground and if Ace takes it lightly he might have a few scary moments but I think Jason isn't even on the same level in the well rounded fighter department.

Franklin can handle himself on the ground and in the stand up he should dominate decisively. I think that losing the belt to Silva will ultimately be the best thing for Franklin. He needed to know that he could lose the belt at any time. Keeps his edge sharp.

I can't wait to see the rematch with Silva. He wont go for the clinch as easily again. I bet Franklin is very curious to see the Lutter fight.

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MacDonald has lost to some decent, but by no means top notch fighters though: Cote, Eastman, Shonie, Mahood, and Starnes

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Damn, Franklins nose was in a state after all those knees from Silva.

Broken big style.

Naaaaasty!!!

Hes a great fighter though, he should win this nexc fight.

Post #13   1/17/07 8:05:40PM   

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Rich will be fine. He played the game against Anderson and paid for it. You don't clinch with a guy that is know for the clinch game. I don't expect Rich to roll on the ground with Jason. Rich will fight his fight and be fine

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Franklin is the most overrated fighter in the ufc along with tim because there is no competion is the middle weight divison until someone drops weight class or gains weight class and sylvia has NO competion but now there is cro crop

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