Franklin regrets arrogance, stupidity vs Silva


"I'm a bigger guy than Anderson and when I went into training for that fight, the camp, when we set up our strategy there were certain things that we were banking on, one of them being the clinch work.

"Thinking that I'm bigger than him, I'm stronger than him, so this is not something I'm going to have to worry about. And to go through an entire eight week camp and then to have it unfold that way and then have to reflect on that and say, I can't believe I was either stupid enough or arrogant enough to think that that is where I was going to win the fight and have completely overlooked that portion of the fight. It's bothersome."

"That's one of those things where you say, 'I'll never let that mistake happen again.'"

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GriffinQ site profile image  

4/27/11 4:24 PM by GriffinQ

 I believe he was competing as a LHW prior to that

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

4/27/11 3:45 PM by WRESTLENOW

too bad rich franklin didn't get another chance to avenge his loss at ufc 64, if he would have fought Anderson again about a year later im sure he would have smashed him...

JohnMatrix site profile image  

4/27/11 2:10 PM by JohnMatrix

The second fight was far more disturbing because RIch's corner should have thrown in the towel after the first round.

Richarrd site profile image  

4/27/11 1:34 PM by Richarrd

"being punished by Anderson Silva"- Mike Goldberg

TRO11er site profile image  

4/27/11 1:14 PM by TRO11er

Anderson #1

StringerBell site profile image  

4/27/11 12:54 PM by StringerBell

True lol!

thefaint site profile image  

4/27/11 11:07 AM by thefaint

Were those the only UFC fights he had prior to the one with Silva?

CaptainWoody site profile image  

4/27/11 10:46 AM by CaptainWoody


epwar site profile image  

4/27/11 10:45 AM by epwar

Wins over Tanner, Quarry and Louiseau (from a period of June 2005 - March 2006) = "years of him running the mw division"???  

jjj2121 site profile image  

4/27/11 10:20 AM by jjj2121

 Fight Metric scoring winner: Franklin Fight Metric 10 pt must scoring: Franklin 29-28