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Rich Franklin Pondering Retirement, but a Fight with Michael Bisping Peaks His Interest

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Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin hopes to fight by year's end, but says it could be the final fight of his career.

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Post #1   5/5/13 5:27:20PM   

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It peaks my interest too

I think that would be a great fight to headline an FX or Fuel card.

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Post #2   5/5/13 5:28:08PM   

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Really the only MW fight that would make sense for Franklin as he is so near to retiring it seems.

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Post #3   5/5/13 5:36:27PM   

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I was thinking Franklin vs Stann but, a fight with Bisping would make for a great fight as well

Post #4   5/5/13 5:56:35PM   

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With him saying he is near retirement and looking at the people in the wt classes he fights in this is the fight that makes most sense. No more runs for Franklin, but a couple of (or at least one) high profile fight to see him off.

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Note to MMA Weekly writer and editor...the proper word is "piques".

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Post #6   5/5/13 6:18:59PM   

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im peaking with lots of interest right now.

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That fight makes sense to me. I think it would be a great fight in all honesty. Make it happen Joe Silva

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I wanted this fight 3 years ago, but it will still be a good fight

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Franklin is the complete company man. He will never make another title run anymore, but he deserves whatever retirement fight he wants. I personally think a fight with Lisben would be an easier going away party, but give it to the man to want a challenge.

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Posted by grappler0000

Note to MMA Weekly writer and editor...the proper word is "piques".



Good to see a fellow spelling nazi

Post #11   5/5/13 10:34:17PM   

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i would love watching this fight

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Bisping vs franklin or Okami has my attention

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While this may be an exciting fight it isn't really in Bisping's best interest in my opinion. This fight makes sense for Franklin and for the fans but I don't think it makes any sense from Bisping's point of view.

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Posted by grappler0000

Note to MMA Weekly writer and editor...the proper word is "piques".



Good to see a fellow spelling nazi


If they make this fight I'll take a pique at it

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