Frankie should should move to 135 or retire

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  1. Legendary

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    I do not think he can beat Max, Ortega, Moicano, and Aldo showed that he has his number. He is 37 years old. If he decided to continue to fight at 145, maybe take a few senior circuit fights and close out his career with a nice winning streak.

    However, the. question has always been asked if he would ever try to make 135. Frankie is only 5'6 and walks in the low 150s, about the average bantamweight walk around weight. Stylistically he matches up pretty well with top 135ers.

    IMO, he should go make a 135 title run and then retire. He made it through his career only getting stopped once, and he is eventually going to hit the age where its not gonna work anymore. 145ers are bigger and larger then ever.
     
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  2. TheLastEmperorReurns

    TheLastEmperorReurns Brown Belt

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    best time to cut to that weight class would have been years ago.

    too old and too slow to hang with Killashaw and Cody.
     
  3. Dorkman

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    If he had done it sooner, i'd agree. At this stage don't think i'd fancy his chances with TJ. 37 years old, move down to one of the most skilled, and speedy weight classes in mma. Big yikes. Think retirement would be a better course. But end of the day, comes down to how competitive he feels still. He's not losing to questionable fighters yet.
     
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  4. Tomas

    Tomas Taking a shite on the back of a bus

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    I think the only guy who could give Max problems at 145 right now is Edgar or Mendes

    Moicano is good but Holloway is just a level above. Same with Zabit. Flashy and tricky but just not on the same level
     
  5. markys00

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    whats with ppl talking about retiring?

    why dont YOU retire Ts?

    man has mouth's to feed

    not everyone fights to be champ

    oh and yea, even when he was at lw, i thought he should be a 135er
     
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  6. LaylaThePitBuLL

    LaylaThePitBuLL Red Nose Belt Yellow Card

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    I honestly think he just got caught against Ortega. No one expected Ortega to knock out Edgar, which also is the first time hes ever been finished in his career.

    Edgar's wrestling could give Max trouble. We shall see.
     
  7. qw3rty

    qw3rty WAMMA Belt

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    Frankie relies a lot on his speed advantage against bigger guys

    He wouldn't have that against guys at 135 plus he is not getting younger

    IMO he should stay at 145 and wins some fights before call it a day
     
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    dabouv Purple Belt

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    Light weight fighters don't age well TJ is just too fast for him now. He is still a top fighter , just not a title contender anymore. I think he would be a great fight for Conor. Conor needs some winnable fights and this would be a great one, even if a few years too late. Frankie was a 155 champ not so long ago.
     
  10. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Fuck 135,he is still capable of having good fights,worthy fights to watch.
     
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  11. Legendary

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    I was talking about fighters winning the title and then immediately moving to another weight class and the need for them to dominate their weight class. Frankie has always been undersized apart from the faber fight.
     
  12. SpamuraiSensei

    SpamuraiSensei White Belt

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    He was beaten by the number 1 contender. Let him have his shot at Max before we talk about moving to a different weight class.
     
  13. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Frankie isn't losing to scrubs, he took a hell of a shot from Ortega but he is still right in the mix as well. His next fight will tell us more.
     
  14. grimballer

    grimballer Silver Belt

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    Maybe maybe
     
  15. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Silver Belt

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    Frankie should have one or two winnable fights and call it an awesome career. I hope he doesnt go after Moicano or Max.
     
  16. The ScorpioN

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    135 has the p4p best fighter in the world as champ. Frankie would have a much tougher time with TJ than Max.

    I wanna see Max vs Frankie.
     
  17. Nate Dogg

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    Fight vs Korean Zombie...who says no?
     
  18. FreddieRoachsVoice

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    The guy has a right to earn a living even if he's not fighting for the title again. These armchair quarterback threads are such crap
     
  19. Where you at Georges?

    Where you at Georges? Proffesional CockFighter

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    I don't know, I get sick and tired of people saying "Frankie is a bad match-up for whoever"
     
  20. DOMMA

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    Looks about the same size as Cody who is not a big 135er.
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