Myth: Rich Franklin was a better MW than Chael Sonnen

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  1. NBKondit**

    NBKondit** Banned Banned

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    Chaels wins @ MW

    Dan Miller
    Yushin Okami
    Nate Marquardt
    Brian Stann
    Michael Bisping
    Paulo Filho
    Bryan Baker
    Trevor Prangley

    Richs wins @ MW

    Jorge Rivera
    Evan Tanner
    Nate Quarry
    David Loiseau
    Jason MacDonald
    Yushin Okami

    Chael also did much better in his 2 fights against Anderson than Rich did (winning 5 rounds total compared to 0 for Rich). Alot of Richs fights later on were at catchweights or LHW and for some reason ppl include that in his MW resume:eek::icon_excl
     
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    def a myth.
     
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    Yes...no.1 contender>Champion. Seems legit.
     
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    Chael would beat Rich Frankin on any day.
     
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    Huge Rich fan, but Chael would of smashed him.
     
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    Fake belts don't count, including his win over Filho.
     
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    How about the losses?
     
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    The MW division was far better when Chael peaked compared to Rich. Thats a fact.
    LMAO at Loiseau getting a title shot
     
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    But back in the day!!!!!
     
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    Chael fanboys are getting desperate.
     
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    Myth=Plausible but not confirmed. But, your bust was a nice attempt. Dat MMA Math.

    I'd pay to watch this fight though. Not to late for the UFC to make it happen.
     
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    By that logic, Serra is a better WW than Condit.
     
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    you're gonna catch a lot of shit for this because Chael was never champion (yet) but if they're both in their primes I see Chael running him over. also with rich being a fan favorite and chael just beating shogun, this threads gonna rustle some jimmies
     
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    Condit is a former champ, Chael isn't.
     
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    Im far from a Chael fan and i cant stand his groupies who idolize him but i keep hearing nonsense that Rich was by far the 2nd greatest MW ever and its not true
     
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    People actually think that?

    Rich was champ, you know, can never take that away...but he was champ when the MW division was a joke. He was also head and shoulders above almost every other MW not named Anderson Silva at the time, though. Definitely a great MW, but I think Chael has been more successful.

    Are you joking or just completely clueless? Condit is a former WEC champ. Chael would be a former WEC champ but his opponent missed weight.
     
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    When we say prime is that trt?

    Franklin would get the decision against sonnen in a close fight
     
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