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Rich Franklin steps into UFC 147 headliner against Wanderlei Silva

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Yes, they should have left Franklin against Lee and brought in Belcher if he was healthy.

Post #16   5/30/12 5:56:59PM   

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Posted by BeeR


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if all else fails franklin steps in for a 2nd fight.






to the fight, I would rather see Belchar.



could be wrong, but think Belcher tweeted that he was ina cast for a few weeks & would have asked for the wandy fight had he not been injured

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I'm excited for this fight. Both guys are favorites of mine and both always put on exciting fights. They're also closely matched which should make for a a good show.

Probably won't pay to watch it....

But I'll enjoy it all the same!

Post #18   5/30/12 6:14:19PM   

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Bunch of fair weather fans up in here.
I hope Wandi rips Franklins heart out of his chest & eats it & the UFC immediately removes the footage from all existence due to the extreme violence & murder.
BUT everyone who bought the PPV witnessed it.
Shouldn't of skipped it dudes.

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I agree with the majority. I cannot believe they scratched Franklin vs Le for Franklin vs Wanderlei. This is frustratingly mind-boggling. I don't understand the motive(s) behind it at all.

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Posted by KungFuMaster

I agree with the majority. I cannot believe they scratched Franklin vs Le for Franklin vs Wanderlei. This is frustratingly mind-boggling. I don't understand the motive(s) behind it at all.




What dont you understand? They needed a headliner for the fight. Who else is going to headline opposite Silva.

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Considering how close the first fight was, and how difficult the weight cut was for Wanderlei in that fight, the odds he'll get on this fight will probably be a steal.

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I was looking so forward to Franklin vs le fight.

I really don't wanna see a rematch but i gotta go with Franklin

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Posted by BeeR


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if all else fails franklin steps in for a 2nd fight.






to the fight, I would rather see Belchar.

good call Broseph

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What's that buzzing around my ear?

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It sucks any time an injury forces one of the fighters out, and it especially sucks when another good fight has to be broken up in order to get a replacement, but Franklin is the UFC's go to guy for big fights that need replacements from 185-205. BeeR nailed it, and really who else were they going to get?

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I think UFC 1 will get more PPV buys than this.

I always go to a local Mexican restaurant to watch PPVS, free nachos ftw!

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Posted by cowcatcher

It sucks any time an injury forces one of the fighters out, and it especially sucks when another good fight has to be broken up in order to get a replacement, but Franklin is the UFC's go to guy for big fights that need replacements from 185-205. BeeR nailed it, and really who else were they going to get?



I think like many others, they should have gone with the guy everyone is really high on right now, Alan Belcher. He's a MW and it could be a good fight to launch him towards a title shot, and get a win over a big name. Both guys have lost 3 out of their last five, and Rich in particular is coming off a loss to Griffin...

In my mind, they have to do something to salvage this card, as Werdum vs Russo and Alcantara vs Dias are 4th and 5th fights on a main card at best. Just throwing names out there, but something like Stephan Bonnar vs Gustafson, and maybe Johny Hendricks vs Rory McDonald could potentially right this sinking ship.

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Noooooooooooooooo



Why does Rich always have to save the day? Wanted to see him fight Cung

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I think Silva could be dangerous in this fight. Franklin will have to be on his toes


Although I Won't be buying

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