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Matt Hamill will fight against Rich Franklin this Saturday. (UFC 88)

September 2, 2008

Matt Hamill, above, will have his hands full with cage veteran Rich Franklin, but he’s used to being the underdog.

“I am always underestimated because of my deafness,” he said. “I don’t mind because it’s always fun proving people wrong. I am always seen as an underdog and that is okay with me. It makes any win that much sweeter.”

He is right that lot of people like to underestimate cuz of deafness. So, I hope he will win the match this time to PROVE the world that they are wrong.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 3, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Matt Hamill SUCKS! He’s a wimp wrestler.

  2. mike
    September 3, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Whether he sucks or not, he does the deaf community proud! Good luck Hamill!!

  3. chris
    September 3, 2008 at 8:38 am
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  5. Samanatha
    September 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Anonoymous, why don’t you try wrestle Matt Hamill? Respect & support the people in your culture. Shame on you. It takes great balls to be part of UF.

  6. Anonymous
    September 7, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Light heavyweights: Rich Franklin (26-3) def. Matt Hamill (6-2)
    How: Ref stoppage at 0:39 of round three
    Key moment: Franklin’s ability to continually land kicks to the leg and body and keep Hamill from taking him down most of the way spelled the difference. The low kicks slowed Hamill’s movement and left him open for body kicks. In the third round, Hamill went down from a hard body kick and Franklin finished him with punches on the ground. Franklin has a nasty cut on the side of his right eye but Hamill wasn’t able to connect on it after early in the second round.
    Analysis: Former middleweight champ Franklin, in his first light heavyweight fight in more than three years at light heavyweight, executed a good game plan on one of the stronger man in the division. But in moving up in weight, the question becomes how he can fare with the high-caliber strikers at the top of this division. What he showed is strong takedown defense and a good battle plan against someone is primarily a wrestler, something that was his strength as a middleweight. – Dave Meltzer

  7. September 8, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Matt Hamill LOST because of his deafness?

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