Was Franklin ever wrestle-?ucked?

Rich Franklin didn't have a wrestling background but even still I don't ever remember him fighting a grinding wrestler to which he had to constantly avoid takedowns and relentless gnp..hmm am I accurate or am I forgetting the wrestlers he fought? He got off lucky btw as guys like Weidman, Gastellum and Ronero would have murdered him or at the least, grinder him out over 5 long, hard rounds

Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

I think Forrest Griffin held him down during their fight.

Forrest wrestlefucked him.

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

Explain how it's evolved from Rich's prime ? I don't think it has

The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Prime Rich would be holding it down just fine in today's UFC.

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The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Even if that's your stance what Anderson did to him isn't what people usually mean by wrestlefuck.

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 


Disagree, look at Anderson a Silva that fight Franklin..id give him a 50% chance to beat Romero and as we all know, he was playing with Weidman on the feet..

Prime Lindland vs Romero? how would Matts wrestling style stack up?

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

Explain how it's evolved from Rich's prime ? I don't think it has
You don't think the sport has evolved in the past 10-15 years?

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The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Even if that's your stance what Anderson did to him isn't what people usually mean by wrestlefuck.

Correct. But I would argue that, while atypical, Anderson’s Thai clinch game had all the qualities of a traditional wrestlefucking. Control, defense from strikes, ability to land strikes, tires the opponent with your weight, etc. The way he controlled Rich was just a thing of beauty. Like walking a girl around at a middle school dance.

Only other wrestlefucking on the feet that might compare was what Randy did to Big Tim in the clinch. That’s a more obvious wrestlefucking (not counting Rd1 even). 

 

Whatch this again and tell me why this isn’t “wrestlefucking.”

 

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The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Even if that's your stance what Anderson did to him isn't what people usually mean by wrestlefuck.

Correct. But I would argue that, while atypical, Anderson’s Thai clinch game had all the qualities of a traditional wrestlefucking. Control, defense from strikes, ability to land strikes, tires the opponent with your weight, etc. The way he controlled Rich was just a thing of beauty. Like walking a girl around at a middle school dance.

Only other wrestlefucking on the feet that might compare was what Randy did to Big Tim in the clinch. That’s a more obvious wrestlefucking (not counting Rd1 even). 

 

Whatch this again and tell me why this isn’t “wrestlefucking.”

 

wrestlefucking is another term for lay and pray

A lot of people think the UFC was protecting Franklin from Lindland.

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The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Even if that's your stance what Anderson did to him isn't what people usually mean by wrestlefuck.

Correct. But I would argue that, while atypical, Anderson’s Thai clinch game had all the qualities of a traditional wrestlefucking. Control, defense from strikes, ability to land strikes, tires the opponent with your weight, etc. The way he controlled Rich was just a thing of beauty. Like walking a girl around at a middle school dance.

Only other wrestlefucking on the feet that might compare was what Randy did to Big Tim in the clinch. That’s a more obvious wrestlefucking (not counting Rd1 even). 

 

Whatch this again and tell me why this isn’t “wrestlefucking.”

 


It's not wrestlefucking at all..it's called getting into a striking position to effectively deliver your detestation strikes..look at guys like Askren and Coutures fights to see what wrestlefuck means..it means basically getting taken down and basically made helpless by a much better wrestler..Usman just did this to Meek and GSP did this for the last 5 years of. His career!

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

Explain how it's evolved from Rich's prime ? I don't think it has
You don't think the sport has evolved in the past 10-15 years?
Explain to me how it has ?

It's more mainstream

But what else has changed inside cage/ring ?

Franklin at his best was one of the greatest fighters on the planet. 

 

Bozo idea to compare him to people like gastelum and Romero because they've never been champions. 

 

Prime Franklin flatlines weidman by the way. Any day of the weeek 

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

Explain how it's evolved from Rich's prime ? I don't think it has
You don't think the sport has evolved in the past 10-15 years?
Explain to me how it has ?

It's more mainstream

But what else has changed inside cage/ring ?
Okay, I'll expain how it's evolved. The fighters are better. In the past 15 years mma has evolved more than any other sport on earth.

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Franklin at his best was one of the greatest fighters on the planet. 

 

Bozo idea to compare him to people like gastelum and Romero because they've never been champions. 

 

Prime Franklin flatlines weidman by the way. Any day of the weeek 

Underestimating weidman imo

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The plumb is wrestling on your feet.

Soooo, yeah.

Even if that's your stance what Anderson did to him isn't what people usually mean by wrestlefuck.

Correct. But I would argue that, while atypical, Anderson’s Thai clinch game had all the qualities of a traditional wrestlefucking. Control, defense from strikes, ability to land strikes, tires the opponent with your weight, etc. The way he controlled Rich was just a thing of beauty. Like walking a girl around at a middle school dance.

Only other wrestlefucking on the feet that might compare was what Randy did to Big Tim in the clinch. That’s a more obvious wrestlefucking (not counting Rd1 even). 

 

Whatch this again and tell me why this isn’t “wrestlefucking.”

 

wrestlefucking is another term for lay and pray

Nah, what LnP’ers like Usman and Fitch do should be called wrestling soft-core. 

Its a shitty porn if you don’t get a money shot, they may as well not even have fucked. 

There’s a wet blanket analogy in here somewhere too, wait....

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Matching Franklin up against guys like Romero is just pointless. The sport has evolved so much, of course he would get smashed. Just like Royce would get smashed by Cain. 

Explain how it's evolved from Rich's prime ? I don't think it has
You don't think the sport has evolved in the past 10-15 years?

No... The evolution was a product of the early years when fighters were still figuring out how to successfully and seamlessly blend styles within the confines of, and as, the rules changed.

At this point a fighter like Frank Shamrock, Franklin, Matt Hughes, and a number of other fighters long since retired could be legitimate contenders, if not champions, in this era. What does change, and has since the beginning, and will in the future, is that there is an ebb and flow to if (in general) strikers or grapplers dominate at any given time.