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Rich Franklin Talks: Loss Lit A Fire Under Him, Looking For Summer Return

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Rich Franklin is highly regarded in the MMA community. He has held the UFC Middleweight Championship, put out fight of the night performances, knocked out Chuck Liddell with a broken arm, and the list goes on. He is respected by hardcore fans and casual fans alike.

After a knockout loss to Cung Le at the UFC on Fuel TV 6 event Rich has decided to take some time off.

“I haven’t decided how long of a break I am going to take”, Franklin said. “I hate training in the winter, so I figure summer sometime”.

Rich is one of those fighters who appears to use a loss to motivate himself. After his loss to Lyoto Machida Franklin went on an 8 fight win streak. Unsure of what’s next in the Octagon he did give his thoughts on the effect of a loss.

“It varies from fight to fight. I think a loss always lights a fire in me”, Rich stated. “I seem to do well after my losses”

In the meantime, Franklin has other things to keep him busy.

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Post #1   2/6/13 4:51:30PM   

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Post #2   2/6/13 5:08:11PM   

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I wonder who they put him against. Maybe Tim Boetsch or Mark Munoz.

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Bisping or Belcher please!

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Bisping would be good. He'll probably fight before the summer though

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

Bisping would be good. He'll probably fight before the summer though



Bisping and Belcher are booked to fight already.

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

Bisping would be good. He'll probably fight before the summer though



Bisping and Belcher are booked to fight already.



Belcher vs Franklin???????????????





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Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Boo_Radley21

Bisping would be good. He'll probably fight before the summer though



Bisping and Belcher are booked to fight already.



Belcher vs Franklin???????????????








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Post #8   2/6/13 5:38:37PM   

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Maybe finally I see a franklin fight live

Post #9   2/6/13 6:46:03PM   

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If Stann beats Wanderlei I can see them matching him up against Franklin.

I hope Franklin gets back on track I dont want to see another MMA Legend fall from greatness yet.

Post #10   2/6/13 7:27:30PM   

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I see him fighting Palhares or Leben

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Posted by BeeR

I see him fighting Palhares or Leben



I like the Leben matchup. I'd make it a loser goes home fight. I used to be fans of both fighters but they both looked totally uninspired and flat in thier last bouts.

Post #12   2/7/13 10:13:05AM