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Cro Cop vs. Franklin (Dream Match)

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Mirko Cro Cop vs. Rich Franklin
Cro Cop 87 88%
Franklin 12 12%
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give me your thoughts on this one

Post #1   1/18/07 11:22:18PM   

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Well everybody knows that Mirko's striking skills are second to none and that his takedown defense is also one of the best and Rich has decent striking skills and he says that he has a brown belt in BJJ but in his fights he displayed no good ground skills.

So where does that leave us, with Mirko being a better striker by far and if Rich tried to take it to the ground Mirko's takedown defense would keep it standing which is exactly what Rich would not be doing for very long. (Standing)
Not to mention Rich was destroyed by Anderson Silva who is a great fighter but is also 30 to 40 pounds lighter than Mirko if not more, I like Rich but Mirko would just be too much for him knockout in the first round would be the likely outcome.

Post #2   1/19/07 12:00:12AM   

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+1. I like "Ace" as a fighter and he is one of the better fighters, but he is no match for Crocop. I am worried one of these guys coming over from pride (like Crocop) is literally going to kill somebody in the ring. I think it will hurt the sport when this inevitably will happen. Think Apollo Creed in Rocky IV.

Post #3   1/19/07 2:00:07AM   

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all in all do you guys/gals think it could go 2 or 3 rounds? that could be a possibilty

Post #4   1/19/07 11:43:31PM   

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In Pride no, in UFC, maybe the fight could reach two rounds.

Post #5   1/20/07 8:30:29AM   

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Franklin's fight with Anderson Silva didn't even make it to a second roun;, what on earth makes you think Franklin would do better against a heavier Pride champion?

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i agree franklin would be out first min or round 1 high kick to the head

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Posted by meier

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This is one of the biggest mismatches i've ever heard of. Mirko would tear him apart so quickly.
Rich is a smart guy, he would never step in the ring with Filipovic. Even in a dream; he'd wake up with a broken orbital socket.

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I love Ace, but this seems out of his league. Rarely ,if ever ,would it seem logical for a guy(even one of the top ones at his weght class) to move up 2 weight classes and fight one of the top guys in the higher weight class and prevail. I know Rich is a big middleweight who used to fight at 205 and Crocop is a small heavyweight who could probably make 205, but it seems farfetched to me to think Ace would win.

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huh????? CC would put Rich into retirement

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How is this a "dream match"??? This is more like a MISMATCH!!!!!

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Cro Cop by whatever he wants...

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Posted by meier

all in all do you guys/gals think it could go 2 or 3 rounds? that could be a possibilty



It could make it to the second if Cro Cop was enjoying the hunt...Otherwise it'd be murder-death-kill in the first.

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ace does have good stand up skills but mirko skills are years ahead of franklin. whats even scarier is cro cop seems to just keep on improving. i thought this was evident in his dismantling of wanderlei silva. cro cop with a knock out in the 1st or early in the 2nd round. much like gsp and matt hughes 2.

Post #14   1/25/07 5:27:35PM   

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I love him, but Franklin wouldnt stand a chance. He's got no answer for CCs standup, and wouldnt possibly be able to take him down without paying for it.

Post #15   1/25/07 8:04:13PM   
 
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