Here's a few reasons in my humble and simple opinion.
- Always comes to fight.
- Has an incredible respect for the sport and those involved.
- Gives credit where credit it due. No excuses (see post Silva fight interviews) 4.Complete dedication to his craft (see his training regiment)
- No matter how much shit gets talked about him or how many people turned their backs on him he still continues.
Ok is he the greatest fighter ever. Of course not. Thereis ony one Fedor but Franklin is an honest hard working guy that deserves respect. Int his day and age everyone loses in MMA. Doesn't make them a "paper champion". So ease up and give the guy a chance to try again. If he gets his ass handed to him again then we'll talk again.