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I'm a huge franca fan. I have been for awhile, you can ask my friends about this. I like Spencer Fister alot myself, but I was the only one out of my friends going for Franca. I hope franca gets a title shot, he completely deserves it out of all the new 155er's in the division. But I really don't know if he can get past Sherk. Any thoughts on how a title shot with Franca and Sherk?

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franca would get ripped apart.. hes too sloppy and gases easily

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I think franca is next in line but he isn't going to beat sherk unless he catches him with one of thoses wild shots.

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I think Sherk would pwn Franca. Franca at this point is too slow, too sloppy, and does seem to gas a bit. Sherk has fought and competed against larger, faster, stronger opponents and more than held his own, given his size disadvantage (Hughes, GSP). I dont see Franca being a threat to Sherk atm. I dont think Sherk will have a problem until BJ moves down or they bring in some Pride talent.

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Posted by aceprone

I'm a huge franca fan. I have been for awhile, you can ask my friends about this. I like Spencer Fister alot myself, but I was the only one out of my friends going for Franca. I hope franca gets a title shot, he completely deserves it out of all the new 155er's in the division. But I really don't know if he can get past Sherk. Any thoughts on how a title shot with Franca and Sherk?


Sherdog.com reported on their main page that Franca got the title shot, and that Dana announced it at the press confrenece afterwards.

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Sherk 3rd or 4th round Bruatl GNP

but franca will be training his ass off for this fight

could see a franca sub but i doubt it

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Don't count Franca's BJJ out. In general, it seems to be the best weapon against brute strength / ground control fighters.

Franca by sub Rd 3, otherwise Sherk by UD if it goes the distance, but I don't see Sherk stopping him before that. Franca's got mad heart, iff KenFlo can take that beating from Sherk, I'm confident that Hermes can too.

Anybody know when Sherks gonna be ready to fight? Was it shoulder surgery, I think, right?

As a side note, I saw Sean Sherk at a bar just north of the Twin Cities shortly after his Lightweight victory, and that dude is stacked, I'm almost a foot taller than him, but that guy is deisel, and I definitley wouldn't f*ck with him. I guess it's just kind of wild seeing the fighters in person, it kind of puts things into perspective.

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Like I said before I'm a Franca fan, but I don't think he can handle Sherk. Besides I do want to see Sherk hold that belt for awhile. With Franca throwing those wild shots, it's hard to say that it would land on Sherk because Sherk is so disciplined with his stand up. He never ever drops his hands. I love watching that about him. But I do think Franca will put on a good game against Sherk. And that's why Franca will always have my respect, because he always comes to fight.

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Sherk probably has a slight edge because of his strength. But if Franca works his cardio a bit, this will be a damn close fight. I'll be rooting for Franca also.

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If Franca drops his head as many times as he did against Fisher then Sherk will KO him

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agreed. He certainly can't be doing that with sherk. Sherk has good dirty boxing.

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Give me Franca by sub with the upset.

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Sherk by either Ko or GnP round 3 IMO. Francas a warrior , but I don't think he can hang with Sherk's pace, brute strength, and technical boxing. Kenflo has better cardio and great chin. I think Francas got a good chin, but he seems to gas in almost every fight I see. I don't know if he just goes for broke and tires out or if his training cardio wise isn't up to snuff. Either way I'll take Sherk, and I think BJ is the only guy in the world that I would favor over him at that weight.

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BJ Penn would rule lightweight and welterweight if he would stay in shape.

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Posted by aceprone

BJ Penn would rule lightweight and welterweight if he would stay in shape.



I'll agree with the lightweight part, but I don't think he would rule welterweight. Might win the title and lose it a couple more times. Too many great fighters(GSP, Hughes, Sanchez, Fitch, Parisyan). I think the title will great traded around a bit in the next 3 to 5 years, and I think Bj is still a little smaller than the average top welterweight.

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