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Franca Out of UFC Fight Night 17 with Knee Injury Just as Internet War with Lauzon Heats Up


(You just hate to see a guy like Franca sidelined for anything other than a steroid suspension or drunk-driving arrest.)

UFC lightweight Hermes Franca has been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout with Joe Lauzon at Fight Night 17 on Feb. 7 due to a torn ACL, according to a post by Franca on the UG.  Franca said he injured the knee last Saturday and will now have it repaired.  He added:

Thank you UFC,my fans, friends for the support, i was training hard and i was so excited ,but there’s      nothing i can do, (could be worse), so Hermes franca will take a break for some recovery,and come back  stronger than ever like i always do!!!!

Nothing like referring to yourself in the third person to remind everyone that you are a professional athlete.  This is the second time in the last week that a scheduled opponent of one of the Lauzon brothers has had to pull out of a fight due to injury.  First Chris Horodecki failed his physical exam prior to a fight with Dan Lauzon, which meant “The Upgrade” had to face “Frantic” Bobby Green and get his testicles jostled.  Now Franca is hurt and the UFC will have to find a replacement to take on Joe Lauzon.

Lauzon, replying to Franca’s post, expressed his disappointment at the news and wished Franca a speedy recovery, real gentleman-like.  Then things got a little weird on the ol’ internets, with this remark from Franca:



lol Joe, u have no idea how excited i was to fight against you,  especially when i saw your brother fighting,man he sucks uhauahuahauha!!!!!!!
Next time for sure, maybe we can fight like kimbo, in the back yard just to see what is up!!!!!
Hey dan L. no offense!!!!
HF

To which Joe responded:

Hey Hermes, make sure you make it to your AA meetings. Go fuck yourself. Had a lot of respect for you before this.
No offense.

Well, now we’re having fun, aren’t we?  Nothing like a dialogue between a computer geek and a non-native English speaker on an internet forum to create discord and confusion.  Are they really upset?  Just jerking our collective chain?  Is it all a wacky and hilarious misunderstanding?  We have no idea, but thanks for making this kind of thing possible, internet.  This, and the widespread distribution of pornography.

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Ozone- February 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Franca is one of the most classless fighters out there and just seems to get worse with each passing day...i echo joe's sentiments...go fuck yourself
Beyond Sedated- January 28, 2009 at 9:11 pm
Sucks hermes will miss this fight. But I think Stephens will make for a more interesting fight. As for the shit talk, 1-0 J-Lau. Hermes is never going to be a champ. He is a good fighter at best, not sure why he decided to diss anyone else. Isn't Dan Lau on a 6+ win streak ?? Sure he's not doing it in the ufc or vs anyone elite...but id think he has a future...where as hermes has reached his peak.
bump- January 27, 2009 at 6:58 pm
hahahaha
The Death Pentalty- January 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm
After hearing BJ Penn's comments about GSP's trainer and now this...it only adds credence to my opinion that the most valuable weapon in any man's shit-talking artillery is a well-placed "go fuck yourself".

Well done, gentlemen...well done
JRoC- January 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Jeremy Stephens is in for Franca. This will make the fight a little more interesting.
lilpo0ts- January 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm
but on a more serious note, does that change of attitude make sense? he was all apologizing and stuff. then when joe replies llike normal, hermes flips out
lilpo0ts- January 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm
@ cap'n

why do you think you have those reoccurring nightmares? just to clarify things, its not just your teddy bear that touches you at night..
Never laughed so hard until I cried and laughed some more- January 27, 2009 at 11:59 am
Man, I don't know if that reply was real, but it sure made me laugh.
Billy Bad Ass- January 27, 2009 at 11:44 am
@ TUF Guy

You're so clever.
FEDOR'S RIGHT FIST- January 27, 2009 at 11:42 am
Dan Lauzon got his balls jostled?! you gotta be kidding me, Green barely flicked them. I wish he had missed his back flip..
Billy Bad Ass- January 27, 2009 at 11:33 am
I hear War Machine is available.
johnnysep- January 27, 2009 at 10:57 am
J-lau owned francas face right there... and he probably did it all while simultaneously playing mafia wars on facebook and whacking off on xvideos
greenseed- January 27, 2009 at 10:09 am
haha ya polish
that would be internet gold

j-lau would be posting photoshops of franca sucking marcus arrilios cock..

while franca would just be wondering "when did hermes franca get drunk enough to do this?"
UFCinCalgary- January 27, 2009 at 10:06 am
oops...I say get Roger in there to fight J-Lua...
Anonymous- January 27, 2009 at 9:55 am
Lauzon would pwn Franca in a forum war... He don't want none... Lauzon would be dropping owned pics like it's hot while Hermes pieces together sentence fragments and improperly using commas,,,.

Oh what epicness could ensue.
UFCinCalgary- January 27, 2009 at 9:55 am
i saw get Roger to fight J-Lau
Polish- January 27, 2009 at 9:48 am
^^^ This was mine...fwiw^^^
Goat- January 27, 2009 at 9:44 am
Lauzon obviously has leagues more experience in forum-trash talking. He gets in four solid jabs. I especially like how he ends it with an utterly sarcastic "no offense".

Solid stuff.

CJ- January 27, 2009 at 9:34 am
If I was a fighter, I'd like to think that I would refrain from saying anything online at all. I'm not gonna lie, I would definitely read all the shit people said about me online and negative stuff would definitely bother me. But I think it's just silly to try to chime in with responses or defend yourself. It's the interwebz, for christ's sake.
Cap'n- January 27, 2009 at 9:23 am
A drunk 14year old?

Get many 14 year olds drunk, do you lilpoOts?
Jeremy- January 27, 2009 at 9:22 am
first retard!!!!
j spice- January 27, 2009 at 9:22 am
wow. Hermes is a douche. i'm thinking a tag team backyard wrestling match the Lauzon brothers vs Franca and his alcoholism.
Anonymous- January 27, 2009 at 9:21 am
I'm all for defending your brother, but now it's coming off a little strange. First Joe freaks out about how Dan is presented on the Tapout show. Now Hermes makes a stupid joke and Joe jumps up to defend Dan again? Dan's obviously a tough kid -- I don't think he needs Joe to stand up for him every time some shit goes down.
lilpo0ts- January 27, 2009 at 9:20 am
franca sounds like a drunk 14year old aim bully..


you sux teh donkey asses uahaha , *blocks you*
Russ- January 27, 2009 at 9:09 am
Evil laughs just are not the same when they are typed.....
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