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    Belfort is injured, Wanderlei Needs a new opponent

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    sammyj
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    Re: Belfort is injured, Wanderlei Needs a new opponent

    Post  sammyj on Wed May 30, 2012 10:21 pm

    It's been confirmed lads, he's fighting Rich Franklin at a catch weight of 190
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Wed May 30, 2012 10:23 pm

    sammyj wrote:It's been confirmed lads, he's fighting Rich Franklin at a catch weight of 190

    Good night Wandi, its been a pleasure.
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    Post  The_Axe_Emperor on Wed May 30, 2012 10:40 pm

    What makes you think Franklin has this in this bag? He might very well decision him, but he isn't KOIng him.
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Wed May 30, 2012 11:20 pm

    The_Axe_Emperor wrote:What makes you think Franklin has this in this bag? He might very well decision him, but he isn't KOIng him.

    Theres nothing I would love more than for Wandi to come out and blitz him honestly, I would so love to be wrong here...but this will be Franklin/Chuck all over again.
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    Re: Belfort is injured, Wanderlei Needs a new opponent

    Post  sammyj on Thu May 31, 2012 10:37 am

    Im hoping for Wanderlei to win by sheer violence, but i dont think it will happen - Rich is too smart a fighter for him to enter a brawl with Silva...
    I agree - think it will pan out similar to the Chuck/Franklin Fight... late stoppage for Franklin I think.

    Dont think this is a great fight if im honest - whole card is pretty lackluster at the moment
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    Post  rudeboyben84 on Thu May 31, 2012 12:42 pm

    Ill always blindly pick Wand to beat anyone... I dont think ive ever gone again him. But say what you want KOing Cung Le is a far bigger achievement to loosing to Forrest who can bearly hang with Tito and has lost interest in the sport.

    Rich hasnt been active either he only has had one fight and that was at Lhw since the Liddell fight in 2010.

    He will be a year and a half inactive. And this time Wand is used to the weight cut. You can see his Body has changed since the 1st fight.

    a 5 rounder does favor Rich the Cardio machine though... I guess im still going for Wandy. I think he will win a hard fought UD.

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    Cote is getting Cung Le now! Good Call UFC, though I was hoping they would sign Mamed Khalidov.
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    Post  ChelseaQuinsfan on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:35 am

    Franklin lost to Forrest because of size. He had a serious size disadvantage in that fight.

    I'm always going to go for Franklin, I think it should be his fight. He'll control the fight better and will finish Wandi in the later rounds. It would be interesting to see if Franklin retires Wandi like he retired Liddell and should have retired Shamrock.
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    Re: Belfort is injured, Wanderlei Needs a new opponent

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:07 am

    Franklin will beat Wandi. Did he really lose to Forrest? I thought it was a poor decision, so did a lot of people. And as chelsea says, big size difference.

    KOing Cung Le when he's fresh might be a great achievement. KOing him when he's gassed is something Scott Smith did.

    Dana must have been reading the armbar and seen my post on the first page of this thread.
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    Post  ChelseaQuinsfan on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:39 pm

    I thought Franklin won because Forrest did very little in the fight. All he did was outsize Franklin.

    Cung Le is a top fighter for about the 3 opening minutes of the first round. He's 40 years old and more interested in acting than MMA. Could have been a great fighter but he got into the sport too late and never committed.

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