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Old 03-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Rich Franklin just wants a W and a paycheck

Rich goes back down to a weightclass he vowed never to go back to unless he was offered a "big" fight, and takes on a guy who was just finished by Wanderlei's corpse (no offense to Wand, he's a legend, but the guy is almost finished). Why not Bisping? Why not an Okami rematch? Why not a plethora of guys who make more sense up at LHW? Is Cung that intriguing for him? Its a weird fight for Rich, and shows he probably just wants an easy victory.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Rich goes back down to a weightclass he vowed never to go back to unless he was offered a "big" fight, and takes on a guy who was just finished by Wanderlei's corpse (no offense to Wand, he's a legend, but the guy is almost finished). Why not Bisping? Why not an Okami rematch? Why not a plethora of guys who make more sense up at LHW? Is Cung that intriguing for him? Its a weird fight for Rich, and shows he probably just wants an easy victory.
At this point in his career, what more could you ask for?

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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He cant get to the title shot at 205, and he can't beat the guy at 185.

So what is he to do? Take the fights the UFC throws at him. Its what he has done ever since he lost his rematch with Silva.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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If he wants an easy win then give it to him! Have you seen his record? Not a nice gauntlet.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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Why is a W and a paycheque a bad thing?

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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he's no spring chicken.

of course he would want a gimme W.

Ace is a smart man.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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It should be a fun fight anyway, not everyone can be a champion or contending for a championship.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #8
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He hasn't fought since feb 2011. Maybe he wants a "warmup/gimme" fight.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Fun fight. Glad this is happening. I hope we see more of these match ups. Reminds me of Pride.

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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The UFC probably just offered him the fight and he accepted. He's not known for turning down fights and after the fights he's had the past few years, he probably deserves an easier one.

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