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Rich Franklin Discusses Tomorrow’s Fight With Cung Le

November 9, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Rich Franklin spoke about tomorrow’s fight with Cung Le after this morning’s weigh-ins for the UFC on FUEL TV 6 event. Here are the highlights…

Rich Franklin on how many countries he’s fought in: “I think this is the eighth country, seventh with the UFC, that I’ve fought in. What we’re doing is expanding the market to new people. I guess I do a good job explaining it to new people.”

Franklin on if he likes fighting in other countries: “There are pros and cons to being on the road. It takes you out of the daily stuff, like having to mow the grass, and not worrying about those things and just training. I don’t mind being on the road. As long as you have good food, you don’t have to worry about the nutrition and eating. I finished my training in Singapore. So the time zone here isn’t a problem. We’re ready to go.”

Franklin on how he’ll handle Le, especially after he’s lost to other southpaws: “He’s a southpaw. I’ve had problems with other southpaws, not because they’re southpaws, but because they’re good fighters. So I have to show that. He’s very tricky, but orthodox. You don’t know if he’s coming with a spinning back fist or a spinning kick. You don’t know what’s coming. But the key is pattern recognition. His stuff isn’t pretty. He’s broken an arm in a fight. I have a lot of things to worry about in this fight.”

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