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3/22/12 11:40 PM
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ranklin admits that a run at the belt is a nice idea, but more importantly, the fight with Le promises an entertaining fight. Since losing the UFC title to Anderson Silva six years ago and losing a rematch, he's more concerned with pleasing the fans than adding to career achievements.

"The great Cinderella story would be for me to drop to 185 and make a run for the title," he said. "I can't say I haven't thought about that. But I don't want to put the carriage before the horse. I have a tough opponent in front of me, and I really need to focus on that fight first and get some momentum going."

Franklin has already started preparations for his first trip to middleweight in four years. Although he competed twice in catchweight bouts at 195 pounds, he said he won't have time to get acclimated to 185 with a test cut. So he's already started attacking his diet and workout regimen.

"This is not an easy fight," he said. "He's southpaw, and I've historically had problems with southpaws. So this will be a good challenge for me to come back at 185."

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3/22/12 11:56 PM
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3/23/12 12:02 AM
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3/23/12 12:26 AM
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I love Rich Franklin.

3/23/12 12:28 AM
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I think Cung Lee takes this and it is a bad match up for Rich. Would love to see Lee go on a tear and eventually fight Anderson.
3/23/12 1:02 AM
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 At this point in his career if he made a run toward a title shot it ABSOLUTELY would be a cinderalla story. He has been in a different weight class and been just around the top 10-15 for most of his time in that division. He is a guy who was last champ 6 years ago. That kind of time between title runs is unheard of. Dream scenario Rich makes a run at 185 gets a title shot wins and retires on the spot. WAR RICH!
3/23/12 1:06 AM
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Presuming he gets past Cung Le of course. Phone Post
3/23/12 2:13 AM
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 Rich is delusional to think its a ciderella story. Rich has only lost to two people at MW and thats Hendo and Anderson. hes pretty much destroyed or descisivley beaten everyone else at MW.

Cung will be no different but thats if Rich trains and is still in it
3/23/12 3:17 AM
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Rich will beat Le, I imagine by ref stoppage.
3/23/12 3:50 AM
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3/23/12 4:20 AM
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I hope Le takes this. Good matchup though for sure.
3/23/12 4:22 AM
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who is this ranklin fellow?
3/23/12 5:46 AM
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I dont want to see him fight Silva again. Im a big fan of Rich, and hated seein the beatings he took at the hands of the GOAT. Phone Post
3/23/12 5:46 AM
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Franklin is just as ancient as Le. People don't talk about it but he's VERY much past his prime.
3/23/12 6:17 AM
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I take Franklin over Le all day. It's unfortunate that Anderson demolished Rich so bad twice. Rich should and would have been up there with some of the greats. He was a beast till he got raped by silva twice. If Anderson leaves the division he might be able to get close to the top. Don't think he'll get the belt though
3/23/12 10:32 AM
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Franklin is the shit but I'd like to see Le get a win in the UFC. Tuck that chin in Cung!
3/23/12 12:06 PM
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trubs - I take Franklin over Le all day. It's unfortunate that Anderson demolished Rich so bad twice. Rich should and would have been up there with some of the greats. He was a beast till he got raped by silva twice. If Anderson leaves the division he might be able to get close to the top. Don't think he'll get the belt though



A guy that does not know how to get out of a thai plum should not be considered one of the greats.
3/23/12 12:19 PM
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I think this is an awesome fight. Good luck to both fighters.
3/23/12 12:46 PM
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trubs - I take Franklin over Le all day. It's unfortunate that Anderson demolished Rich so bad twice. Rich should and would have been up there with some of the greats. He was a beast till he got raped by silva twice. If Anderson leaves the division he might be able to get close to the top. Don't think he'll get the belt though



A guy that does not know how to get out of a thai plum should not be considered one of the greats.
Would you consider rampage one of the greats? Phone Post
3/23/12 5:50 PM
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trubs - I take Franklin over Le all day. It's unfortunate that Anderson demolished Rich so bad twice. Rich should and would have been up there with some of the greats. He was a beast till he got raped by silva twice. If Anderson leaves the division he might be able to get close to the top. Don't think he'll get the belt though



A guy that does not know how to get out of a thai plum should not be considered one of the greats.
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Good call. Wand, shogun and anderson are demons in the clinch. Phone Post
3/23/12 6:27 PM
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trubs - I take Franklin over Le all day. It's unfortunate that Anderson demolished Rich so bad twice. Rich should and would have been up there with some of the greats. He was a beast till he got raped by silva twice. If Anderson leaves the division he might be able to get close to the top. Don't think he'll get the belt though



A guy that does not know how to get out of a thai plum should not be considered one of the greats.
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All time favorite but not all time great. The all time great list is very small.
3/23/12 7:59 PM
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I'm predicting a double KO with a straight left from Ace and some physically impossible kick from Le.
3/23/12 8:55 PM
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