Rich Franklin pulled off one of the biggest victories of his career when he knocked out Chuck Liddell in the main event of UFC 115 this past weekend. What’s more impressive is that Franklin scored the knockout after breaking his left ulna when blocking one of Chuck Liddell’s kicks early in the fight. Franklin took to his Twitter yesterday, and noted that he will be casted for the next two months.
“I broke my ulna in my forearm,” Franklin wrote. “I find out today if i need surgery today. Either way I’m casted at least 8 weeks.”
Despite losing the ability of his left arm, Franklin noted at the UFC 115 post-fight press conference that he had no intention of quitting if the bout went to a second round.
“I was just happy the fight was over because I knew my arm was broken, but I definitely wasn’t going to quit,” said Franklin. “I’ve broken bones before and continued fighting, but there was a part of me that was wondering what kind of strategy I was going to use to win the fight with a broken left arm.”
Meanwhile, Franklin’s manager J.T. Stewart told MMAJunkie.com that Franklin is heading Las Vegas for surgery to correct the damage to his left ulna.
“I think they’re going to put a plate and a couple of screws in his arm to put it back together,” Stewart said.