If You're Rich Franklin... How Do You Feel Right Now?

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  1. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    1) He's older.
    2) DEFINITELY proven that his title days are over.

    Even if Weidman maintains, Rich wont beat him either.

    Is he even scheduled for a fight?
     
  2. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    Expecting him to step up against Kennedy.
     
  3. WinterSoldier

    WinterSoldier Black Belt

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    I would like to see Ace fight The Soldier and my money would be on Franklin.
     
  4. dickcheney

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    i thought dana recently had an interview where he basically said rich wants a fight but dana thinks his fighting days are over or something...wants him to make money out of the cage or something...dont have a source, might have been on mmajunkie or something
     
  5. GearSolidMetal

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    He's 38, hasn't fought for 15 months, and it was a vicious KO.

    Expect his retirement announcement anytime.
     
  6. Blayt7hh

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    I will be surprised if he takes another fight
     
  7. Whitestallion

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    He's the ultimate company man, a MATH teacher who left his job to be a FIGHTER.... UFC loves this guy and he's set for life, don't worry about nothing.

    Rich is gonna back, win a couple and who knows maybe get 1 last shot @ 185 before riding off to live the life!
     
  8. mma midwest fan

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    He has to confront the realization that his skills are diminishing just like any other athlete inevitably does. But if he has a sense of perspective, he should feel pretty happy about his career. Out of the tens of thousands of people who've tried to make a go at an MMA career, he achieved a level of success and longevity that all but a few dozen people would be envious of.
     
  9. Brueskie

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    Rich seems like one of the more levelheaded guys in the sport. I'm sure he's dealing with the realities of his MMA career just fine.
     
  10. TrueBias

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    When it comes to a fighter having a decline, hes not as bad as others. I still want to see him fighting for a while.
     
  11. joeyjoejoe

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    Just about ready to retire, waiting for the right fight to be offere to give it my all one last time.
     
  12. gonads20

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    I think he's still top ten.
     
  13. Janpei

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    Pretty sure it hasn't even been a full year since his last fight.
     
  14. cumafish

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    Saw him on a program talking about this new juice bar business he has started. There were a few hiccups but as soon as he got it going he would be looking for a fight.
    I could definitely see him stepping into the Kennedy fight if he has been training, probably at catchweight/Franklinweight.
     
  15. antijames

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    At 195 maybe.
     
  16. Black Gi

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    I would imagine he
     
  17. Repoman23

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    One of my all time favorite fighters. I would like to see him fight Kennedy or Wanderlei one last time lol. I want him to go out on a win
     
  18. BionicCommando

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    Yep, it'll be a year in November.


    And yer probably feeling pretty good if yer Rich Franklin. You've accumulated a wealthy lil pile of cash, you're one foot into retirement, you've probably got a job for life in Zuffa if you want it. I'd say Ace is in good shape.
     
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    Pity he got walloped by Cung, still think he can beat him
     
  20. Jermei

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    He's been a paycheque fighter for a while now, nothing new to Franklin. He'll fight, get paid, repeat.
     

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