About to face Wanderlei Silva in the main fight of UFC-99, the former UFC champion, Rich Franklin informed Fights Only Magazine that he intends to train with the Brazilian after the duel on June 13th.
“He (Wanderlei) invited me to train at his gym in Las Vegas, before the fight was scheduled. I have enormous respect for Wanderlei Silva… I'm always in Las Vegas and I plan to train with him after this fight. We are great fighters, but the UFC wanted to do this fight”, said Rich, who analyzed Wanderlei’s power.
“(Silva) is very strong, fast and has great knockout power in his hands. All I know is that it will be a great fight. He has victories over Rampage at Pride and Jardine at UFC”, concluded Franklin.