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MMA Trash-Talk Roundup: Rich Franklin, Jason Miller, Donald Cerrone + More


(Please, guys, there are kids watching. Photo courtesy of UFC.com.)

"I believe I won that fight. I’ll stand behind that for the rest of my life. On the feet, it’s clear I dominated the fight. I didn’t just win, I dominated on the feet. I did not get hit flush on the face or the body one time the whole fight. Dan took me down on several occasions, most of which I was able to stand back up. While I was on the ground, he was not capable of mounting any kind of damage…He had to resort to kneeing me on the back of my thigh because he had no other option and didn’t know what else to do…

Couple that with the fact I was head-butted twice and poked in the eye once. I would think that maybe the first one was incidental. I would assume that after you have a couple head-butts and then you poke me in the eye, perhaps as a referee you’d think about taking away a point. I don’t see how a judge should give him that decision."
Rich Franklin, still salty about his split-decision loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 93.


"At the time of the fight he cried, apologized to his coach, then came toward my corner saying I was an idiot, and also apologized. He is proving that he isn’t a person of only one face, he is two-faced."
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza reports on Jason Miller’s multiple-personality disorder.

"Fuck Jacare. Quote me on that. Next time I’m gonna beat his ass legally."
Jason "Mayhem" Miller on his vagina-headed Brazilian rival.

"The records say I won but I really lost the match. But I believe because of this fight I’ve grown stronger. The next time I fight him things will be different. I am confident of that."
Yushin Okami, who previously won a disqualification over Anderson Silva after getting knocked out by an illegal upkick, says things would turn out differently in a rematch. (Meaning he’d get knocked out fair and square this time?) He expects to return to competition as early as September.

"When I see him I’m going to punch him in his mouth. After our fight he’s been in interviews talking s**t and saying inappropriate things – like how he’s going to take my hat. He said I’m not on his level…I wish I would have hit him right in the face [when Varner was dazed due to an illegal knee strike] and knocked him out. I would have been disqualified but he still would have been knocked out. I would rather die on my feet than on my knees any day, man.”
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vents about Jamie Varner, who took a technical split-decision win over Cerrone in January after their fight was stopped in the fifth round due to a poorly-timed knee to the head. Cowboy will try to work out some of that agression this Sunday at WEC 41 against James Krause.

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snoop dog shit- June 2, 2009 at 7:07 am
I know that this an old topic but the judges are from the athletic commission not the UFC.
InkedMisfit- June 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm
Rich won the Henderson fight IMHO. I don't think I've ever been so P.O.'D over a decision!
Dirky15- June 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Franklin is not a whiner, and he clearly won that fight. Short of that eye poke, Dan was going to get KO'ed in the 3rd.
Casa de los pantelones- June 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Henderson beat Franklin fair and square, Franklin is a puss. He is the most awkward fighter I've ever seen. The way he throws his arm lifting, put my shoulder in a retarded position punches aggravates the balls off of me. We'll see what excuses he comes up with when Wanderlei tees off on his noggin.
Cathedron- June 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm
I don't think Rick is bitching, reporters just keep asking.

I saw that Silva/Okami fight. Anderson has nothing to prove by fighting him. Okami wouldn't be seriously considered for a title shot if the division wasn't so picked over.

Fuck Jacare AND Mayhem. Seriously. I'm sick of this shit. It's like they've been fighting for months for a title that just doesn't matter. As entertaining as Mayhem is (in small doses), he's just not that good. Any title he has even the slightest chance of winning can't be worth all that much.
Fuckyerfrat- June 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Rich, we love you. You're an exciting fighter, and always worth the pay-per-view money. But, please stop bitching before you turn into the Middle/LightHeavyweight/Catch weight BJ Penn.
Shotzy1313- June 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
Franklin won that fight. That was BS
flamingmo- June 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm
i think that Cerrone's knee broke Varner's eye socket actually
Dakyn- June 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm
At the time i thought Rich had won that fight - I still think he had.
But lets face it judges in mma are normally snoozing or eyeing the ring girls during rounds...
fightfan- June 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm
You got to remember that the judges in the Franklin/Hendo fight are UFC PAID EMPLOYEES. Yep, same as in the Hammil fight. Franklin was moving to 205 and dint have ANY interest in coaching TUF AGAIN!!! And Bisping has the BEST chance of winning against Dan Henderson.

Put that together and are you really surprised that Dan won the split decision? Not me. The UFC wants Bisping to have the EASIEST route possible to making them more money. I guarantee that the UFC PAID judges knew the whole Franklin to 205, he didnt want TUF, etc, etc....
Fedor- June 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Yea NM
Half Amazing- June 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm
I think what happened was Mayhem apologized to Jacare and then called himself an idiot but due to the language barrier, Jacare mistook it for Mayhem insulting him.
MMAMoneyLine- June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm
It's too bad about the whole Varner/Cerrone mess. The whole fight up until the foul was a show of sportsmanship. If they get a rematch, I think "Cowboy" will have the edge.
Art Gibs- June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm
Franklin is such a whiner. Did you see his interview on UFC.com? He says makes tons of excuses, then says he won't make excuses for his loss. Dumbass. What's more, even his trainers thought he lost the first two rounds. Go to mmalinker and watch the fight. After the second round, his corner guy tells him twice that he needs a knockout in the third. Jesus, Rich, get your shit together.
Dubbayoo- June 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Maybe Rich is salty cuz he's right? Or maybe points can only be deducted from doing it intentionally, as opposed to just being sloppy..

I guess Okami's got a point. That would've been another highlight-reel KO for Silva (and a loss for Okami) if that happened in the octagon (or if Anderson and the ref spoke the same language when the rules were explained). If lost the usual way (say, by losing), he'd be probably be more inclined to avenge that loss. This is only time I've ever heard of someone avenging a W... My head's spinning now. I guess it's a testament to Anderson Silva's skill to lose by winning a fight.
Akilleez- June 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm
I don't see how you could say Mayhem is two faced. He is the most blunt person in the world.
snoop dog shit- June 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Franklin said he never got hit one time, he should probably go back and watch some film of the first round. Oh yeah and fuck Varner.
Videodrome_NOW- June 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm
fuckin bitch, Varner! Cerrone had you beat in the 5th round so you faked an injury and got called out like a c@#t! everybody knows how fake you are and that you have little man's syndrome. you owe Cerrone a rematch.
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