People said Liddell just wouldn't beat Couture plain and simple. If you say anything like that you don't know MMA very well.
I know all I need to know about the MMA and I am just stating my opinion nothing more so your statement holds no weight on anything.
Think about it everyone has the "chance" to win once they step in the ring with another fighter but its just not going to happen if your training is not on the same level as the guy standing infront of you. Silva's thai boxing is freaking "THAI BOXING" none of this half way mediocre crap that alot of the MMA guys think they know so of course Franklin was not able and will never be able to stand up with him. Better hope he brings in his ground game next time but as the fighter Silva is I am sure he will be waiting on the shots.
Be "Water" my friend!