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Oct 22, 2012 10:38pm
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Rich Franklin has ridden to the UFCs rescue once again. Arian Foster Jersey . The former middleweight
champion is back to his familiar role as super sub Saturday night, filling in
for the injured Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort against Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer)
Silva at UFC 147 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. “Franklin is a really good fighter,”
said Silva, who should know having lost to him at UFC 99 in June 2009. “I know
were going to put on a great show for the fans here in Brazil.” Franklin, a
slight favourite according to the bookies, said he has no problem fighting Silva
in his backyard. “Once you get inside the cage, its like being on stage in a
play and the lights, the whole audience just blacks out anyway,” said the former
high school math teacher. “And the only thing thats in there is you, your
opponent and your cornermen (outside) and thats about all you can hear. “Once
the fight starts, none of that other stuff will matter anyway.” The two will
meet at catchweight of 190 pounds, five pounds more than the middleweight limit.
Franklin has been campaigning at light-heavyweight (205) but has recently
decided to return to middleweight (185). He was due to fight former Strikeforce
champion Cung Le next month at UFC 148 at middleweight and was in Singapore
preparing for that matchup when he got the call late last month to face Silva.
He asked for the catchweight since his weight cut had been tailored to July 7.
The 37-year-old Franklin (28-6 with one no contest) stepped in for the injured
Tito Ortiz against light-heavyweight Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell at UFC 131 in
Vancouver. When asked, he has changed weight classes and fought at catchweights
as needed. Its been six fights since he last fought as a middleweight, stopping
Travis Lutter in the second round of UFC 83 in Montreal in April 2008. Since
then, he has beaten Matt (The Hammer) Hamill, Silva and Liddell and lost to
former champions Dan Henderson, Belfort and Forrest Griffin. He has been out of
action since the Griffin loss at UFC 126 in February 2011, thanks to an August
2011 fight that fell through with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and October shoulder
surgery. He says ring rust will not be a factor. “Even though I havent fought
since February (2011), I was getting ready in August for the Philadelphia show
and that fight ended up cancelling. But it only (got) cancelled a couple of
weeks before the show and I pretty much did everything I needed to go to get
ready for that fight. “So for me it doesnt feel like Ive been out of the Octagon
for that long.” Franklin is also meticulous in his fight preparation, noting
down every meal and workout. The 35-year-old Silva (34-11-1 with one no contest)
and Belfort were slated to meet to cap off their role as coaches on the
Brazilian version of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Belfort won their first meeting in
1998. Whoever the opponent, Silva says he cant wait to get in the cage. Its been
more than 10 years since the Las Vegas-based Brazilian has fought in his native
country. The former Pride champion has sandwiched wins over Le and Michael
Bisping around a loss to Chris (The Crippler) Leben since losing to Franklin in
Germany. Franklin doesnt think their last fight means much. “Past victories and
losses cant really predict future victories and losses,” said Franklin. “With
this much time having passed, I think both Wanderlei and I are two different
fighters and you can see a completely different fight come Saturday night.”
Their first fight was contested at 195 pounds, with Silva then making the move
from light-heavyweight to middleweight. Both men weighed in at 194. Franklin cut
Silva in the first round, telling cornerman Matt Hume “I think I broke his nose”
between rounds. Franklin looked to fight from the outside in the second round
but Silva found his range and hurt him several times late in a gruelling round.
Silva looked to turn it into a brawl late in the third but Franklin defused the
situation by taking him down. The fight ended with Franklin holding the
Brazilian from behind at the fence, with Silva throwing elbows behind him and
Franklin returning fire with punches to the face. The judges scored it a
unanimous decision for Franklin. Saturdays co-main event is a heavyweight bout
between 35-year-old Chicago police officer Mike Russow (15-1 with one no
contest) and Brazilian heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1). “Its very tough
working both jobs,” Russow said of his fighting and policing. “But Ive been
doing this since 07 or 08 so Im used it now with two careers. Obviously the
competitions been getting a lot harder.” Russow has quietly won five straight
but says he is not getting ahead of himself in terms of where he fits in the
heavyweight division. “Its been kind of a real slow pace but Im really just
focused on this fight. I really dont want to look past anything. I just want to
get through Saturday and shock everybody.” The bookies see Werdum as a 5-1
favourite. Middleweight Daniel Sarafian had to withdraw from “The Ultimate
Fighter Brazil” finale bout on the card. Sergio (Serginho) Moraes, who made it
to the semifinals of the reality TV show, will take his place against Cezar
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but says none of the talk is coming from anyone who matters. Getting plastic
surgery has become a craze among young men and women in China. Statistics from
the Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics show that about 3 million
people in China underwent plastic surgery in 2009, China Youth Daily reported on
Thursday. Why is plastic surgery so popular all over the country? A recent
survey conducted by China Youth Daily showed that 71.5 percent believed it was
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. 4 percent said the fad comes from the belief
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the survey, 47.7 percent said the plastic surgery fad is driven by lack of
confidence and 44.7 percent said it is from a more open society. Confidence and
accomplishments are what make people truly attractive. Even if in terms of
appearance, a persons real beauty is his personality, said esthetician Xiao
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