Rich Franklin Ready to Fight at 185 or 205 Pounds

Rich Franklin knocks out Chuck Liddell, photo via Tracy Lee, Yahoo! Sports
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin has been floating in a kind of limbo since losing his title and a rematch to Anderson Silva. He's fought at light heavyweight 4 times and at a 195lb catchweight twice. Now Franklin tells MMA Junkie that he's open to a move back to the 185lb division when he returns in June-July:
"Here's the thing with the 185- and 205-pound divisions. I realize that I'm a small fighter at 205. Yeah, I could feel the size difference in the (Forrest Griffin) fight. Until I get in the ring and say, 'Holy crap, that guy was way stronger than me; I should not be at 205 because I'm not strong enough,' then I'll deal with that when I get there."

"If the UFC came back to me and said, 'Move back to 185, and let's see what a title pursuit is going to look like for you,' and they threw some names at me to put me in contention, then perhaps I'd be tickled."
Rich "Ace" Franklin (28-6) [Num. 14]
Loss Forrest Griffin - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 126
Win Chuck Liddell - KO (Punch) UFC 115
Loss Vitor Belfort - TKO (Punches) UFC 103
Rich Franklin talks about his future in the sport.
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