No surgey for Franklin; December bout possible


UFC light heavyweight Rich Franklin got good some good news from doctors on Monday.

The former champ, who broke his arm in a UFC 115 main-event victory over Chuck Liddell, does not need surgery on the left limb, and a targeted December or January return date is still a possibility.

Franklin's business manager, J.T. Stewart, today told ( that the fighter's full-arm cast was removed and replaced with a smaller, lighter forearm cast.

"He needed to make sure it healed correctly," Stewart said. "He was feeling good. A few days before (the doctor's appointment), he was telling some people, 'I don't think I'm going to need surgery. It's feeling pretty good.'"

It was a bit of good luck for a fighter who experienced some bad in 2009.

"If it hadn't healed correctly, they would have had to probably re-break or reset it and put it back in a big cast," Stewart said. "It would have been a setback."

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MMAxNate site profile image  

7/13/10 1:51 PM by MMAxNate

Finally some good news this morning.

ajjr0ller site profile image  

7/13/10 1:51 PM by ajjr0ller

I dont know if he can beat Rampage but he can easily defeat Tito and the Rogerio that fought Brilz.

xxzygotexx site profile image  

7/13/10 1:42 PM by xxzygotexx


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7/13/10 1:40 PM by epwar

"I can see CRE's boner from my house" - Sarah Palin

CRE site profile image  

7/13/10 1:38 PM by CRE

My lord if he's lucky enough to survive "Lights Out" Toney there's no way I can see Couture making it through 3 rounds with "One Punch" Franklin

bullson site profile image  

7/13/10 1:32 PM by bullson

He will fight Randy with the winner recieving a title shot.

CRE site profile image  

7/13/10 11:19 AM by CRE

Feed him Rampage or Tito, so he can harvest another soul

innovega site profile image  

7/13/10 11:05 AM by innovega

I agree, Franklin should fight Machida in a rematch!

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7/13/10 10:52 AM by flyingtoehold

 That sounds right, Franklin vs Machida or Rogerio.

Hus site profile image  

7/13/10 10:46 AM by Hus

 The only fight I want to see is Franklin vs. Machida II.  Give Machida a fight now, and if he wins, let him fight Franklin in December.