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Old 05-02-2008, 02:15 AM
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Rich Franklin's manager Monte Cox recently appeared as a guest on MMAWeekly Radio. During the interview Cox revealed that his client is mulling a move from middleweight (185 lbs) to light heavyweight (205 lbs).
"Rich has to make a decision," Cox told MMAWeekly Radio. "We've certainly considered going to 205 and seeing how he does up there. He's fought almost everybody in the 185-pound division. There are some guys that he could fight, but if he beats them it knocks them out of title contention. And nobody is looking to see Rich and Anderson Silva 3 right now, including me."

The light heavyweight division isn't new territory for the former two-time middleweight champion. In fact, Franklin fought in the division for the first half of his career, achieving notable wins against Marvin Eastman and Travis Fulton before losing to undefeated Lyoto Machida
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:01 AM
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There should be plenty of good fights at light heavy for him.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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I think he had the most potential to beat Silva in that division but he couldn't get it done. I would rather see him stay Middleweight so a possible Henderson match will be made
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i think he wouldnt last in the LHW's nowadays, too many big and better guys than him.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:55 PM
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I wouldn't want to see him LHW also. The guys are big. He is experienced but MW fits him better but the problem is no one will want to see Franklin vs Silva 2 but it could happen
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:59 PM
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i think he has alot of potential at 205, alot of stand up fighters an wreslters there.
Franklin has a decent sprawl and heavy hands, he'll fit in well at 205.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:06 PM
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I wouldn't want to see him LHW also. The guys are big. He is experienced but MW fits him better but the problem is no one will want to see Franklin vs Silva 2 but it could happen
u mean franklin/silva 3
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:35 PM
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Ye my bad, I meant to say Franklin vs Silva 3. He lost his first two and I don't see him fighting him a 3rd time
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I wouldn't want to see him LHW also. The guys are big. He is experienced but MW fits him better but the problem is no one will want to see Franklin vs Silva 2 but it could happen
Thats why he needs to head for greener pastures at LHW. I think its a good move, especially cause there are a lot matchups at LHW. I don't think the weight will make too much of a difference, alot of guys fluctuate in weight.

I still want to see him fight Hendo though, either way.
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