Rich Franklin: Fighting Forrest Griffin "won't be easy"Posted on November 16, 2010, 07:21 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I'll tell you what, that's what excites me the most about the match-up. Forrest and I are both very tenacious fighters and both of us are very known for our cardio and our willingness to not quit. So I think that is going to make for an exciting fight. I like the match-up. For me, February is a good time for me to come back. Mentally, I'm in a good spot. I'll be ready to go by then. I know I'm going to come on top of my game, but I know its not going to be an easy fight either. So I'm not going to sit here and say anything about how I'm going to walk through Forrest or anything like that because I know it's not going to happen that way."
Griffin vs Franklin match-up is currently planned for UFC 126, which will take place on February 5that the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Both Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin are coming off a victory, and will look to solidify their place as top contenders in the UFC Light Heavyweight division.
Here's what's lined up for UFC 126:
Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
Light Heavyweight bout: Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin
Light Heavyweight bout: Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Jake Ellenberger
Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos