UFC fighter Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin always wondered how it would be to fight Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell, especially during those times where Franklin was the middleweight champion at the same time Liddell was the light heavyweight champion. A few years later, both UFC legends are finally scheduled to clash within the octagon.
Liddell vs Franklin will headline the upcoming UFC 115 main event on June 12 in Vancouver, Canada.
“I always thought about [fighting Liddell]. I wondered what it would be like to fight this person or that person, but I never thought the fight would materialize because I was a 185-pounder, he was a 205-pounder. Both weight classes at the time when we were champions had enough contenders in them that you didn’t have to worry about who you were going to fight next to defend your title. Neither one of us needed to … Chuck’s already a UFC Hall of Famer and UFC legend. He’s got a who’s who of victories. Of course recently he’s had a little bit of a rougher road, but it’s Chuck Liddell.”