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Rich Franklin is a Little Banged Up

(‘Whoa, guys, I just had the worst dream.  Dan Henderson poked me in the eye and head-butted me and I lost the decision anyway and then…why are you all looking at me like that?  Where am I?  And why do I suddenly have no depth perception?’)

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets poked in the eye.  Word from Rich Franklin’s official website is that he will not need Anthony Johnson-esque surgery to repair the eye that Dan Henderson got knuckle-deep into, which is always good news. 

In addition to the eye-poke injury, Franklin also needed stitches in his head on account of the Hendo head-butt that opened up a nasty cut on his forehead, as well as stitches on his shin to close a cut resulting from one of his many kicks in the fight.  Basically, it was a rough night.  At least he had his special pink travel pillow to comfort him on the long journey home.

More pics of the damage “Ace” suffered are after the jump.  Take a look at those and then ask yourself anew, ‘Do you want to be a f*cking fighter?!’

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Da Truth- January 21, 2009 at 6:50 am
Real Men Wear Pink, Silva, Ace and Fedor all Love the Pink.

Tonights Knockout of the Night is bought to You by '2 in the Pink..One in the Stink'

P.S Ace was winning that fight untill his cornerman told him "One More Round and Youre Coaching TUF again!" and he gave up.
Bovice- January 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm
Nice to see Rich Franklin changing it up, his eye is straight swollen shut instead of just black
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Only a few dudes can get away with carrying a fluffy pink man-head pillow, and Rich is one of them. Rich should sport a pink pirate eye patch too. Arrrrrr! My eyeeee!
Alen- January 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm
Oh my goodness take these down before Bob Reilly sees them
Anderson Silva Sucks- January 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm
As a long time Franklin fan I can say he had a bad night. He was off his game. The fight could have gone to Rich. Don't get me wrong Hendo is a great fighter too. Rich will heal up and kick ass again. Maybe his next fight should be against Forrest or maybe drop to 185 and fight Kang. Just a thought.
Surfin Dave- January 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Nice hemorrhoids pillow. Apparently he took an ass-reaming too.
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Rich is an awesome fighter, better than most in the MW division and better than a lot at LHW. My issue with him though, is that he doesn't know when to pull the trigger and throw power shots. It's almost as though he's too nice of a guy in the nice as a guy can get that's punching and kicking you. Look at the Lutter, Hammill, and Hendo fights. All 3 fights he had his opponents in trouble, but would not put enough power behind his shots to finish is opponents. Case in point...the headkick to Lutter....for a headkick to just wobble your already exhausted/gassed opponent, you can't possibly be throwing enough behind it. There's plenty of other examples in those 3 fights too. Anyways, /endrant.
Remsaa- January 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Its kinda funny, if you move your head side to side it looks like his good eye follows you!

But wow the other eye looks nasty, kinda reminds me of that time when Madonna flashed me outside of Club Pure
Clozer- January 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Wow, I'm not sure what fight some people were watching, but Hendo clearly won that fight. He dominated the first, won the second, and lost the 3rd. The Judge that scored the fight 30-27 Franklin was on crack and Franklin's nuts at the same time. The eye poke was unitentional. If you pay attention to that hand, he paws at Franklins hand the entire time with an open hand. Pure accident. Plus the head butt was Rich coming in? I like Franklin, it just wasn't his night.
mmaster- January 20, 2009 at 11:44 am
looks like Kirby is attacking Rich's neck...way to go, Kirby. Kick a man when he's down.
nerd alert- January 20, 2009 at 11:28 am
hendos gonna be pissed when he wakes up with pink eye too
WANG CHUNG FIGHTER- January 20, 2009 at 11:27 am
Damn... I'm too pretty to be a fighter. I'm quitting the gym right now... Wait... Chicks dig fighters. Damn, looks like I'm back in!
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 11:27 am
In the words of my illustrious uncle SUCK IT UP PRINCESS!
Contraband- January 20, 2009 at 11:14 am
Rich Franklin "pictured above with his sticking out jenna jamesons vagina with a tampon stuck in his lost a very close decsion to dan henderson on saturday night in Dublin" More pics after the jump

I want to be a cage potato reporter
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 11:12 am
hahahahaha thats some gnarly ass pink eye, i was thinkin the same thing
lilpo0ts- January 20, 2009 at 11:10 am
so does anyone feel the poke was intentional. i really didnt get a good look at the replay, but i saw the intial. i dont understand a hand being open like that. too far to clinch, and who jabs with an open hand? even my girlfriend said that it looked odd and shes only been watching fights for about a year or so
j spice- January 20, 2009 at 11:07 am
to answer your question yes i do want to be a fucking fighter no i dont want to fight dan henerson and his wandering fingers.
TH3SH3PH3RD- January 20, 2009 at 10:52 am
Poor Rich, here goes another 6-8 month black eye. Remember the first one he got from Anderson Silva.
Vincent Dooly- January 20, 2009 at 10:52 am
I agree with you Mayhem420. Rich is an excellent match for Forrest or the winner of Liddel/Rua. I'd also like to see him fight Wandy.
WUWU- January 20, 2009 at 10:48 am
That's what happens when you run into that serious man-chin Hendo is sporting
Old, Bald and Irish- January 20, 2009 at 10:48 am
‘Do you want to be a f*cking fighter?!’ Not anymore.
shizznitt- January 20, 2009 at 10:44 am
I'm more worried about his hairline.
bold- January 20, 2009 at 10:41 am
so which eye do i look at when im talking to him
tusker- January 20, 2009 at 10:41 am
franklin is the shit.
cpanger- January 20, 2009 at 10:38 am
Ok, pink shorts i can deal with, but a pink neck pillow, really Rich?