Rich Franklin has made no secret of the fact that he has a good deal of admiration and respect for Matt Hamill, his opponent for tomorrow’s UFC 88 event, however Franklin doesn’t believe that Hamill is a top 10 UFC light heavyweight. He made his thoughts known recently in an interview with Sherdog.com:
“Well, I’ll say this,” said Franklin “Matt’s not one of the top 10 205-pound fighters.”
Franklin also spoke on his move from middleweight to light heavyweight.
“This is definitely a tough test to see if this weight class is going to be a good fit for me or not,” Franklin says. “I’m in the process of trying to gain weight, and that’s not all going to come in this one fight. It’s going to take me several months to continue to put weight back on to be one of the bigger competitors again at 205 pounds. I know on the spectrum of things I’m going to be smaller. I think the next couple months of my career is definitely going to answer that question.”