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RUMOR: Liddell v Franklin UFC 103

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Another fight that has been discussed internally is Chuck Liddell facing Rich Franklin. Dana White has seemingly accepted the idea that Chuck is going to want another fight, and he would much rather have Liddell inside the UFC cage than to have him go and be a huge drawing card for Strikeforce or Affliction.

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this is currently a total rumor, so take it for what it is.

Post #1   6/25/09 10:29:13AM   

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great fight i see it going to a decision
but i like chuck i wanna see him stand on his feet again,
i have picked chuck to win last 5 fights with him losing 4 of them
i don't know if i can keep picking him

Post #2   6/25/09 12:28:43PM   

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Ive never picked against Liddell and never will but Rich uses kicks very efficiently and we all know that seems to be Chucks kryptonite.......

I seriously hope this fight happens though!

Post #3   6/25/09 12:40:53PM   

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I really don't like this idea for Franklin, as he has enough gas left in the tank to make another strong run. Rich should be fighting guys who are in the top 10 in LHW for sure.

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Posted by KaibaThedon

I really don't like this idea for Franklin, as he has enough gas left in the tank to make another strong run. Rich should be fighting guys who are in the top 10 in LHW for sure.




Well to be fair Chuck does KINDA catapult you through the ranks.

Post #5   6/25/09 3:15:45PM   

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411Mania is saying: "Sources state that Liddell is looking for one more fight, and it could come this fall against Rich Franklin. "

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Post #6   6/25/09 3:24:28PM   

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I think Rich would take this by KO...maybe in the 2nd

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I also think Rich wins this fight if it happens but I think it will be a UD.
Chuck has been getting KOed a lot recently but the guys KOing him are really hard hitters.... harder hitters than Franklin I think.

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Yeah, I dont think Franklin has the KO power to put chuck down and TBH I think this is a fight that chuck could very well win.

Post #9   6/26/09 12:54:16AM   

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Posted by seanfu


Posted by KaibaThedon

I really don't like this idea for Franklin, as he has enough gas left in the tank to make another strong run. Rich should be fighting guys who are in the top 10 in LHW for sure.




Well to be fair Chuck does KINDA catapult you through the ranks.



I don't think Liddell has that ability anymore, especially with somebody already recognizable like Rich Franklin. Liddell made Evans and Rua famous amongst casual fans, but Franklin's already got that star power and he should be using it against guys in fights that are title eliminators. Liddell will never get another shot at the belt, and Franklin is so far ahead in the rankings that if he lost this fight it would set him back two fights, not just one.

If Franklin can knock out Liddell, it poses more questions about the state of Liddell; most assumed that Rua and Jackson had finishing power in their hands, and Franklin's really don't compare to those two fighters.

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Posted by slapshot

Yeah, I dont think Franklin has the KO power to put chuck down and TBH I think this is a fight that chuck could very well win.



Oh, yes.
I wouldn't be completely shocked to see Chuck actually win this fight. That seems possible to me if Franklin uses the wrong gameplan.
I think Chuck still has some game!

Post #11   6/26/09 6:48:16AM   

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stylistically, I think this fight is very winnable for The Iceman.

Post #12   6/26/09 4:33:31PM   

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i would love to see that one

Post #13   6/26/09 11:23:35PM   

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if he has one more fight left why not have it at year end show, go out the year 2009 with a bang

Post #14   6/27/09 10:16:48AM