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In the UFC on Fuel 6 main event, Franklin was on the wrong end of one of the most gruesome knockouts in recent memory.
He was face-planted on the canvas, unconscious, but with his eyes wide open. The prevalent joke on twitter was that Le was living up to the movie he recently took part in, The Man With the Iron Fists.
Despite winning in such a decisive manor, Le should retire. He's 40 years old and is unlikely to ever win in such dramatic fashion again. After all, he was the subject of a TKO loss to a depleted Wanderlei Silva only last year.
Retirement is also the most beneficial route for Franklin. Even before getting knocked out, he looked slow. Also, he's 3-4 in his last seven and hasn't managed to win two fights in a row since 2008 (and those wins were hardly against elite competition). There's nothing left for Franklin in the sport besides further injury.