Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Rich Franklin Makes Case For 195-Pound Division, But Still Wants Middleweight Gold

Print  
Posted By Message

lohmann

A Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

lohmann Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,929
Career:1,633-892
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
365
Unofficially, Rich Franklin sees his UFC 147 main event matchup with Wanderlei Silva as his return to the middleweight division, even though the duo will only have to step on the scale and hit 190 pounds in order to make their fight official. The catch weight stipulation was a concession to Franklin taking the bout on short notice and having to travel from Singapore to the US to Brazil in the interim.

Just days from the fight, Franklin believes he could have made 185 pounds, and when he does the next time, it will be his first time at the weight since April 2008. After moving to light-heavyweight, Franklin has gone 3-3, though two of those fights are notably at 195-pound catch weights.

"I really don't have an opinion one way or another," he said. "I know originally, the UFC had the five weight classes and they were trying to avoid having so many champions that people would lose track of them, much like what happened with boxing. There are so many weight class champions that you can't name half of the belt-holders in the sport of boxing, and I think the UFC was somewhat trying to avoid that. With time, we've put in these smaller weight classes, so there are so many more weight classes that definitely, an argument could be made for a 195-pound weight class."

LINK

Post #1   6/19/12 7:11:46PM   

george112

The Playground OG

george112 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,354
Career:1,232-801
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
1,057
Rich I like you I really do but that just isn't going to happen


The division has come a long way since your hay day

_______________________________________
Ron Paul 2016

Post #2   6/19/12 7:30:07PM   

Twenty20Dollars

Heavyweight Champ

5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,772
Career:1,572-1,001
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,196
Not even enough depth at LHW so there won't be a 195 divison.

Post #3   6/19/12 7:32:38PM   

Budgellism

Randy

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,802
Career:2,809-1,609
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,793
No need for a 195 pound division when there's still a 207-266 pound heavyweight division. That needs attention long before a 195 pound division does.

_______________________________________

Post #4   6/19/12 7:36:30PM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,120-670
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,461
MW is already considered one of the weakest divisions, and LHW is very top heavy with not a whole lot going on past the top 12. a 195 lb division will be shallower than what 125 is right now

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #5   6/19/12 8:13:54PM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409
Hmmmm, so you want Uncle Dana to create a 195 division (for your sake) and then you'll what, fight like once every two years, because of injuries and what not......Psssh, no thanks.

Lazy weight cuts need not apply Pet Detective.

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #6   6/19/12 8:32:15PM   

lohmann

A Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

lohmann Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,929
Career:1,633-892
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
365

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Hmmmm, so you want Uncle Dana to create a 195 division (for your sake) and then you'll what, fight like once every two years, because of injuries and what not......Psssh, no thanks.

Lazy weight cuts need not apply Pet Detective.



The second best middleweight could probably get a lot out of a 195 lb. division.

Right, Chael?

Post #7   6/19/12 8:44:38PM   

Chael_Sonnen

Follow.The.Buzzards

Chael_Sonnen Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,009
Career:1,277-785
Joined:May 2010
Chips:
1,409

Posted by lohmann


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Hmmmm, so you want Uncle Dana to create a 195 division (for your sake) and then you'll what, fight like once every two years, because of injuries and what not......Psssh, no thanks.

Lazy weight cuts need not apply Pet Detective.



The second best middleweight could probably get a lot out of a 195 lb. division.

Right, Chael?



Wrong, lohmann,

AnDEE wouldn't do well at 195.

_______________________________________
Mr. Playground
• 2010 - 2016 •

Post #8   6/19/12 8:47:35PM   

lohmann

A Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

lohmann Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,929
Career:1,633-892
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
365

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by lohmann


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Hmmmm, so you want Uncle Dana to create a 195 division (for your sake) and then you'll what, fight like once every two years, because of injuries and what not......Psssh, no thanks.

Lazy weight cuts need not apply Pet Detective.



The second best middleweight could probably get a lot out of a 195 lb. division.

Right, Chael?



Wrong, lohmann,

AnDEE wouldn't do well at 195.



Andy at 195?

Can't remember the last time anybody in the UFC held two titles at once.

Post #9   6/19/12 8:50:24PM   

lll-lll

Standup Guy

lll-lll Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:265
Career:885-523
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: The UFC Nutriders
Chips:
65
Rich is one of my favs, but fo real, they could put a class in every 2 lbs and he wouldnt hold a belt His time has passed. Stay on the senior circuit fighting the Wanderleis of the world.

Post #10   6/19/12 10:59:13PM   

frizzzlecake

MMA Sensei

frizzzlecake Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,651
Career:493-296
Joined:May 2012
Chips:
368
It's called RumbleWeight Dummy.*uses Chael voice*

Post #11   6/20/12 2:46:09AM