Quote of the Day: Rich Franklin Looking for “Cinderella” Run to Middleweight Title

Rich Franklin. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

"The great Cinderella story would be for me to drop to 185 and make a run for the title. I can't say I haven't thought about that. But I don't want to put the carriage before the horse. I have a tough opponent in front of me, and I really need to focus on that fight first and get some momentum going. This is not an easy fight. He's southpaw, and I've historically had problems with southpaws. So this will be a good challenge for me to come back at 185."

— Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin discusses his recent announcement of a return to action against Cung Le on July 7 at UFC 148 and his dream of making one more run a regaining the 185 lb title before calling it a career.


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