Rich Franklin vs Chris Leben woul have been a great fight??

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  1. liddell4life

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    Wat u guys and gals think?? Competitive or not??
     
  2. heavyarms21

    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    As long as Franklin didn't get caught , he probably puts a beat down on Leben
     
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    Rich was just too good for Chris in every aspect. Too crisp and quick on the feet and his grappling was solid. Remember how Nate Quarry went down? I could see Chris going down the same way.

    People forget how good Rich really was/is.
     
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    Not really. Leben might have caught Franklin with a good shot and KO'd him one time out of ten, but this is a serious mismatch in terms of skill. The reason this match never happened and was never even talked about is that Leben was never on Franklin's level.
     
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    Rich would've picked him apart. Prob wouldve been fun to watch, but not close.
     
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    Liddell4life you're continuing your shitcan thread starter ways.
     
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    Rich by TKO or KO me thinks.

    He's always look great, even in his loses.

    Except for the Silva fights. Just goes to show just how good Silva is/was.
     
  8. liddell4life

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    Coming from a guy named Freddy mercury?? Open up and swallow son!!! U jus got owned!!!
     
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  10. 76Knockout

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    Leben could land a lucky KO punch, but most likely Franklin dominates his way to a unanimous decision or tko.

    Franklin is tough and more skilled than Leben everywhere.
     
  11. 0hm

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    Leben is/was incapable of partaking in a "great" fight.
     
  12. Freddy Mercury

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    You just never get it right. You are probably referring to Freddie Mercury. Then again, based on the flop threads you've started, since thinking is hard for you it stands to reason that spelling is too.
     
  13. Billthebutcher2

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    Leben had a puncher's chance. Rich is the better athlete, better all around fighter, more technical, and well conditioned. Leben was a tough guy, decent skills, great chin, always in solid shape, but he'd likely get outclassed like he usually was against top guys. It'd probably end up a lot like his fight with Bisping, but with Rich having the power to do much more damage to Chris.
     
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    Sexyama fight was fantastic.
     
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    On paper Rich should take it but Leben's a southpaw and we all know how Rich did against Southpaws in his career.
     
  16. paynebringer

    paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    Franklin, because Chris would've tried to stop every punch with his head while plodding forward like a walking dead. Franklin by UD....
     
  17. 0hm

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    It was good, far from great.
     
  18. 76Knockout

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    No, i disagree with ya there.
     
  19. 0hm

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    We obviously have different definitions of "great". My definition includes great technique, defense included.
     

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