Yeah, I think ow covers it. Rich Franklin is a great dude and a hell of a fighter, but let's look at his last five fights:
I admire Rich greatly and feel that the UFC would be in dire straights without loyal company men like Rich Franklin, but I can't help but feel that it's time for him to hang it up before he becomes regularly mentioned in the same sentence as Chuck Liddell and Gary Goodridge.
While Le is far from without power, he's hardly known for his iron fists (Well, other than that damn movie... somebody, please please FUCKING PLEEEEEASE tell me that my friend's wrong and that it's a good movie, because that trailer looked awesomer than Minowaman pulling a Final Atomic Buster on Tim Sylvia off the Grand Canyon FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY DO I NOT HAVE A JOB MATCHMAKING FOR ONE FC OR SUPA FITE LEEG) and is primarily known for his crazy repertoire of kicks. So to see him pull some one-punch shizz against an arguable Hall of Fame candidate implies that either, at 40 years of age, Cung Le's striking has drastically improved (not bloody likely) or, at 38 years of age, Rich Franklin's chin is going the way of Limp Bizkit (a lot more likely).
Before and after the fight, Franklin showed the kind of charisma, wit, and knowledge of the fight game that a good commentator demands, and that Kenny "Hi-C" Florian has been found to lack. Give Kenny a night off, let Rich take his place, and I think the broadcast dynamic would be vastly improved.
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