That might be a bigger win for Rich Franklin than when he won the middleweight title.
He really hasn’t gotten to do much at 205, mainly because his last three fights were either at 185 or a 195 catchweight. A win over Chuck Liddell that was not only decisive, but also possibly the fight that retired the “Iceman,” in my opinion put his in the top five light heavyweights right now.
Obviously Rashad Evans is getting the next title shot. There were also rumours of Rampage Jackson fighting Lyoto Machida…but Machida also happens to be Franklin’s first loss. That might be a more interesting fight.
There’s also Franklin vs. Randy Couture. Of course, none of these fights will happened until his newly broken forearm heals.
Either way…wow! What a fucking punch!