UnderGround Forums Franklin "Honestly I'd smoke Bisping"

3/13/18 6:43 PM
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AUGUST 28, 2016

"franco.mabantaFranco: Yo bro, why are you training? We gonna see a comeback?

Rich: Nah, man. I'm 41. Just keeping in shape.

Franco: Though I bet you'd still smoke half the Bellator middleweights and 100% of the ONE middleweights.

Rich: For sure. And honestly I'd smoke Bisping too if they let me fight for the title.

Michael gets no love. ??"
Edited: 3/13/18 6:50 PM
1/23/06
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This is the right fight to make.

We never got to say farewell to Franklin properly.

Two former Champions.

195 lbs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpiEHzdrE1g
3/13/18 6:55 PM
11/18/14
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what's going on here 

3/13/18 7:07 PM
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Probably would.
3/13/18 7:10 PM
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Signed
3/13/18 7:20 PM
2/6/15
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I agree, this must be old though.

3/13/18 7:35 PM
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WhereIsGoranReljic - 

I agree, this must be old though.


only 1.5 years ago.


3/13/18 7:43 PM
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CRE -
WhereIsGoranReljic - 

I agree, this must be old though.


only 1.5 years ago.


I somehow didn't even notice you put that date, I was just going on the bit about the title. I would like to see them fight.

3/13/18 7:57 PM
1/23/06
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WhereIsGoranReljic - 
CRE -
WhereIsGoranReljic - 

I agree, this must be old though.


only 1.5 years ago.


I somehow didn't even notice you put that date, I was just going on the bit about the title. I would like to see them fight.


Bisping is 39. Franklin is 43. fresh match-up between two all time greats that should have fought before.

3/13/18 8:01 PM
1/8/04
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CRE - This is the right fight to make.

We never got to say farewell to Franklin properly.

Two former Champions.

195 lbs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpiEHzdrE1g

Just make it where they were both champs...185. And holy fuck what an awesome fight!
3/13/18 8:23 PM
11/30/07
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Rich would wreck Bisping. 

3/13/18 8:41 PM
4/8/07
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i loved Rich as champ.  that was a great time.  Chuck, Rich, Andre, and Hughes.  I think that was it....only 4 champs, now there are 12?  Fuck.  Everything meant more back then.

3/13/18 8:46 PM
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I'd watch the fuck out of this fight if it happened this year.

 

Rich by KO

3/13/18 8:47 PM
11/4/14
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I'd get hyped for this fight. Franklin is still the undisputed 195 champ. 

3/13/18 8:56 PM
12/7/10
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I'd 100% watch. The return of heavyhands Rich Franklin? Against Bisping? oh yeah!

3/13/18 9:14 PM
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My take:

Boxing - Mike
Kickboxing - Rich
Power - Rich
Wrestling - Mike
BJJ - Rich
Cardio - Mike
Experience/Strength of Competition - Tie
3/13/18 9:21 PM
11/28/03
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rich beats him for sure

3/13/18 9:25 PM
1/1/01
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I love Rich, but zero chance he fights in the UFC. He's a part of ONE FC now.

3/13/18 9:27 PM
6/23/09
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Good fight.

 

3/13/18 9:44 PM
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Siciliano di Brooklyn - My take:

Boxing - Mike
Kickboxing - Rich
Power - Rich
Wrestling - Mike
BJJ - Rich
Cardio - Mike
Experience/Strength of Competition - Tie

i agree except i think experience has been in advantage of Bisping because he didn't retire. So everything is fresh in his mind. No ring rust which might play a huge role in the fight

anyways good take on it. Would be awesome to see

3/13/18 9:47 PM
6/28/16
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That might just work. Good idea, CRE.

3/13/18 10:56 PM
7/8/06
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Fight sells

3/14/18 12:18 AM
8/30/16
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idk - I think Bisping smokes Rich by having fought in the last 5 years

3/14/18 12:44 AM
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Right Hand JO Power -

i loved Rich as champ.  that was a great time.  Chuck, Rich, Andre, and Hughes.  I think that was it....only 4 champs, now there are 12?  Fuck.  Everything meant more back then.

Hell yea

3/14/18 2:36 AM
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mma_jeremy -

What's everyone smoking? Bisping would wreck Franklin, how is this even a debate?

Seriously. Puff puff pass homies