Rich Franklin has been on the opposite ends of two devastation knockouts at the hands of Anderson Silva. Franklin is currently trying to climb back up the ladder in the UFC’s 185lbs. middleweight division after signing a new six fight contract with the UFC and accepting a fight with Travis Lutter set to take place on April 19 at UFC 83 in Montreal, Canada.
Franklin recently took time out with The Enquirer to give his thoughts on where he stands in the middleweight division and shed some light on his fight with Anderson Silva.
Franklin On Another Fight With Anderson Silva:
Realistically, another fight with Anderson wouldn’t be that interesting for fans. But (fighting) is how I make money. Whenever I’m at the end of my rope and I take a week away from the gym, I’m anxious to get back. I’m just a competitor.
Franklin On How His Last Fight With Silva Went Down:
When I watched the tape (of the rematch), I thought I was doing well the first round. I was working my jab. I might have won that round until he hit me with that right hook. I didn’t know where I was the rest of the fight. It sucks to lose in front of your hometown.
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