The Rich Franklin Curse

Rich Franklin doesn’t just beat fighters … he breaks them. It’s interesting to note over the years how many promising guys Ace has derailed. The list includes Evan Tanner, Roberto Ramirez, Edwin Dewees, Jorge Rivera, Ken Shamrock, Nate Quarry, and of course David L’Oiseau. David was one of the hottest things since sliced bread before he took a five round pounding. Now he’s fighting unknowns in the Art of War promotion after washing out of the UFC and EliteXC.

So now we have to wonder if Jason MacDonald will face the same fate as many others have. Or was the curse broken when Anderson Silva gave Rich a hearty bowl of karma flakes? With Jason facing Rory Singer at UFC72, we have our best chance yet of seeing if there really is a curse. After all, is there any other explanation if Macdonald loses to Singer?

  • Schlegel

    Wow, I had never thought about this, and I’m a huge Franklin fan. I guess all I can hope is that the curse continues with Okami! We want the belt back here in Cincy Ace!

  • Boner

    Roberto Ramirez like hadnt won a fight ever when he fought franklin

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    YOU MEAN WHEN THEY FOUGHT THERE WAS A TEMPORAL RIFT WHICH TRANSCENDED THE PRESENT AND THREW THE CURSE INTO THE PAST?

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