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2/4/14 11:10 PM
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Rich Franklin has been a professional mixed martial artist for fifteen years, and like most was a fan of the sport before getting in the cage himself. However, Franklin believes his fifteen years in the sport has definitely changed his outlook as a spectator:

"It's different for me. Like I don't sit down on a Saturday night and watch the fights like a casual fan.  I'm analyzing fighters.  The worst part about watching fights for me, it puts me in the mental mindset as if I'm there fighting.  I've really gotten to the point where I don't necessarily enjoy the fights as a spectator like I used to 15 years ago," Franklin told The Great MMA Debate podcast.

"I'll watch the occasional fight with my friends, but even then you'll see me sitting on the couch kind of bobbing and weaving as if I'm in the cage.  It's a really weird feeling."

It's much more likely that the Sunday following a big fight card, Franklin is online watching highlights and reading the news about what happened as opposed to sitting down and witnessing everything unfold live.

"I'll catch the highlights and read the headlines the next day," Franklin said.

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2/4/14 11:12 PM
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Bill Pharoni - Poor attempt at a troll job.

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Put him and chuck cage side together and watch the hilarity. They would be bouncing off each other in their seets Phone Post 3.0
2/4/14 11:29 PM
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Nowhere in the article or interview does he say, "I don't enjoy watching UFC fights." Phone Post 3.0
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Pessimist_Pete - Nowhere in the article or interview does he say, "I don't enjoy watching UFC fights." Phone Post 3.0
I for sure got a different impression from the title than what he actually get. I never thought the OG Blog would do this to us Phone Post 3.0
2/4/14 11:31 PM
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Pessimist_Pete - Nowhere in the article or interview does he say, "I don't enjoy watching UFC fights." Phone Post 3.0

it does if you cut out the adverb "necessarily" and the prepositional phrase "as a spectator"

LOL

2/4/14 11:32 PM
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I've seen Urijah Faber do it too during some of his fellow Alpha Males fights.

Fascinating to see these fighters do that while watching other fights.
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WORST BOOK EVER WRITTEN!, MFCEO
Pessimist_Pete - Nowhere in the article or interview does he say, "I don't enjoy watching UFC fights." Phone Post 3.0
C'mon bro don't let facts ever get in the way. Phone Post 3.0
2/5/14 12:17 AM
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studiocamp - Could ug blog be frozen with enough vote downs?

it has been tried, they just unfreeze it and give it 1000 vote ups.

resistance is futile.

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Hmmm. Rich has been randomly popping up in the blog lately. Cre, please tell whats up?
2/5/14 1:14 AM
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I do all of that stuff now. That's part of what I love about watching.
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"I don't sit down on a Saturday night and watch the fights like a casual fan...it puts me in the mental mindset as if I'm there fighting"

"I don't necessarily enjoy the fights as a spectator like I used to 15 years ago"

"I'll watch the occasional fight with my friends...bobbing and weaving as if I'm in the cage. It's a really weird feeling."


*actual quotes.
2/5/14 1:51 AM
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I'm suprised Lloyd Christmas even has time to watch ufc fights, what with the big sequel in the works.
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Smart man.
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The Blog Headlines are retarded.  Seriously this is a point of pride around here? And you freeze people for voting this shit down?

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I <3 UG Blog, so there.  Suck it.

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I've really gotten to the point where I don't necessarily enjoy the fights as a spectator like I used to 15 years ago,"

"I'll catch the highlights and read the headlines the next day,"


sounds like a lot of people these days

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