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Wanderlei Wants A Rematch With Franklin

Wanderlei Silva

“Please, I want a rematch Dana (White). You’re the boss, but I want a rematch. I want to fight Rich Franklin again. Judges sometimes have an opinion, but I’m thinking I want to fight Rich Franklin again. I want a rematch.”

—Wanderlei Silva pleading with Dana White for a rematch with Rich Franklin at the UFC 99 post-fight press conference

I thought the fight was close, but I’m not too sure how excited I would be for Silva-Franklin II. If the weight cut to 185 wouldn’t hurt Wanderlei, I’d prefer to see him make the move there, but after his performance yesterday at 195 that’s become a big question.

As for the inevitable retirement chatter, Dana didn’t pull a Liddell and say Wanderlei’s retiring. He merely said they’ll sit down with Wanderlei when they’re back in Vegas and see what he wants to do. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but one way or the other, we haven’t seen the last of “The Axe Murderer.”

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