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Should Rich Franklin retire?
Yes 12 34%
No 23 66%
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Hey Guys

I'm a huge Franklin fan and I just wanna get your viewpoints on where he stands atm, what you believe his future entails? Personally I think he should fight on, I believe he has quite a bit left in the tank. I see great interesting matchups in the future. Although he has 1 fight left on his contract, do you think his next fight may be his last?

Post #1   2/9/13 1:16:36PM   

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I hate to say it, but I think his career has run its course. That last knock out was just awful.

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Post #2   2/9/13 1:55:38PM   

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I'm on the fence because he always steps up and puts on exciting fight but nobody wants to see him take the Chuck way out

Post #3   2/9/13 2:10:43PM   

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Rich franklin is a company man a fan favorite and a very nice person

I wish his last fight will be in Vegas in July
And the Ufc inducts him into the hall of fame

If he has one fight left at middleweight
Maybe him vs tim boetsch or winner or bisping vs belcher

Post #4   2/9/13 2:25:29PM   

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If he suffers another bad knockout, he should consider walking away but he's still a top 15 middleweight and still a fan favorite.

Post #5   2/9/13 2:38:36PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

If he suffers another bad knockout, he should consider walking away but he's still a top 15 middleweight and still a fan favorite.



agreed. he isnt going on another title run, but still makes for some fun matchups. he got KOd by Cung Le, Belfort & Anderson....not the worst strikers in the world.

he stays in fantastic shape year round & isnt in it to cash checks.

i vote no, but as previously said, if he gets KOd brutally again, i'd probably vote yes.

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Post #6   2/9/13 3:12:50PM   

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I voted no. He's very close though. He's had a nice career. Give him 1 or 2 more winnable fights and have him go out on a good note and get inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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I agree that his career has run its course in correlation with the dominance that he once showed, but I believe he can still beat 80-90 percent of the UFC middleweights. He just needs to keep his chin down. I'd like to see him fight in Vegas like Prozac said, a fight with Costa Phillipou doesn't make sense but it would be entertaining, or match him with a guy like Jacare who would struggle to take Franklin down which would showcase his striking.

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Post #9   2/9/13 4:42:31PM   

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Post #10   2/9/13 6:21:52PM   

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that's just brutal, shane

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i said no, i think he can make some good fights at MW. unfortunately fro rich, being a former champ, will probably get nothing but some savage up and comer. if he get KO'd again i think he needs to call it quits. i hate saying when fighters should retire because it's ultimately up to them, but i also hate seeing great fighters go out getting KTFO a bunch of times.

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

that's just brutal, shane



my bad! i just thought we should all see it again

but for the record: i love Rich & i hope he doesn't retire for a long time. he got plenty left in him

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

that's just brutal, shane



my bad! i just thought we should all see it again

but for the record: i love Rich & i hope he doesn't retire for a long time. he got plenty left in him



let's brighten it up a bit for us Franklin fans!!!!

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Rich in his prime would have been KO'd by that strike. His stance and defensive habits have always been attrocious against Southpaws. He got away with it against orthodox fighters because the right hand is too far away to counter.

With that said, Rich still beats okami and boetsch, still loses to every southpaw striker, gives Belcher and Bisping close fights and serves as the ultimate yardstick for new guys like Phillipou.

I think he should absolutely stay around. At 185 specifically.

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