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First the opponent, now the weight class?

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin's (25-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) training plans continue to change, and a recently announced UFC 103 main-event bout with Vitor Belfort (16-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will now take place at a catchweight of 195 pounds instead of the originally announced light heavyweight class.

Post #1   7/31/09 11:26:35PM   

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why do they keep makin franklin fight at 195. His last 3 fights have all been there. they should make him fight 205ers not 185ers at 195. i really wanted to see belfort vs wanderlei or henderson which i think makes the most sense winner gets title shot. should still be an awesome fight

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I think this makes more sense. Good move.

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Posted by mshalosky

why do they keep makin franklin fight at 195. His last 3 fights have all been there. they should make him fight 205ers not 185ers at 195. i really wanted to see belfort vs wanderlei or henderson which i think makes the most sense winner gets title shot. should still be an awesome fight



I like this at 195 Belfort needs to be at 185 and I think Rich dosn't want to cut to 185 anymore. Henderson dosn't need another win to get his title shot.

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Posted by mshalosky

why do they keep makin franklin fight at 195. His last 3 fights have all been there. they should make him fight 205ers not 185ers at 195. i really wanted to see belfort vs wanderlei or henderson which i think makes the most sense winner gets title shot. should still be an awesome fight
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I like this at 195 Belfort needs to be at 185 and I think Rich dosn't want to cut to 185 anymore. Henderson dosn't need another win to get his title shot.




i just dont like that they keep using him against 185ers. he needs to fight people in the 205 division imo

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Oh I miss read ya. I also wonder if they are testing the waters for a 195 slot.

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The fight against Hendo was 205 if I"m not mistaken

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thats what i like to hear!

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They could have easilly went with Hendo instead at 185, but I'm glad they didn't. That would have just turned into a wrestling clinic, as we've all seen for a BJJ BB, Vitor really doesn't have much in the way of offense.

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Posted by Wolfenstein

They could have easilly went with Hendo instead at 185, but I'm glad they didn't. That would have just turned into a wrestling clinic, as we've all seen for a BJJ BB, Vitor really doesn't have much in the way of offense.



I think they may have kept that fight on the feet thats where Vitor likes to be and Dan isn't affraid either not to mention Vitor just destroyed Linland I think Dan would want the redeption.

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just make the new weight class already 195 cruiserweight

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Posted by prozacnation1978

just make the new weight class already 195 cruiserweight



cruiserweight is the weight class in between LHW and HW

195 would be called super middle weight

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Posted by prozacnation1978

just make the new weight class already 195 cruiserweight



Stick Vitor, Ace, Wand and Hendo in there and they do have a nice core group of fighters who fit the range. I have never really liked the idea of a 195... but if they were going to do it this is a good group to establish a belt.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

just make the new weight class already 195 cruiserweight



Stick Vitor, Ace, Wand and Hendo in there and they do have a nice core group of fighters who fit the range. I have never really liked the idea of a 195... but if they were going to do it this is a good group to establish a belt.



theres no point in another weight class machida or a. silva could rule the division if they wanted to as well, i seriously think the weight classes are fines they way they are i dont want mma to turn in to boxing weight classes maybe a cruiser weight (225-230) in like 5+ years or so when the HW division is staked but thats it

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Posted by prozacnation1978

just make the new weight class already 195 cruiserweight



Stick Vitor, Ace, Wand and Hendo in there and they do have a nice core group of fighters who fit the range. I have never really liked the idea of a 195... but if they were going to do it this is a good group to establish a belt.



theres no point in another weight class machida or a. silva could rule the division if they wanted to as well, i seriously think the weight classes are fines they way they are i dont want mma to turn in to boxing weight classes maybe a cruiser weight (225-230) in like 5+ years or so when the HW division is staked but thats it



I am not saying I like it. Just that since it is pretty obvious that is what they are testing the waters for... they are doing it with good fighters.

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