Bisping: I'd like to fight Franklin, out of respect

source: espn.co.uk
 

"Alan Belcher has been calling me out for a long time, he's been quite impressive, so I'd love to fight that guy," Bisping said. "Anderson, Weidman, Belcher... they're three names I'd like to fight."

However, Franklin also figures in Bisping's plans, although for the completely opposite reason to why he wants to take on Belcher. Bisping has nothing but respect for Franklin, who was the last middleweight champion before Silva came on the scene.

Both men like to fight tactically and have excellent boxing and footwork in the stand-up. Aside from the fact Franklin is a southpaw Bisping sees plenty of similarities - believing they would put on an excellent battle.

"Rich Franklin, I've always thought he'd be a good fight," Bisping said. "I've always looked up to Rich Franklin, he's an incredible fighter, he's got incredible passion for the sport, we match up well in terms of a fight, and he'd be a tough fight.

"I'd like to fight him out of respect - he's one of the all-time greats. I've got nothing but respect for Rich, he's a fantastic fighter."

Rich Franklin, I've always thought he'd be a good fight," Bisping said. "I've always looked up to Rich Franklin, he's an incredible fighter, he's got incredible passion for the sport, we match up well in terms of a fight, and he'd be a tough fight. "I'd like to fight him out of respect - he's one of the all-time greats. I've got nothing but respect for Rich, he's a fantastic fighter." Read more at http://www.espn.co.uk/ufc/sport/story/177296.html#P3EI7BiJyTDePCF5.99">read entire article...

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CLINT NJHC site profile image  

11/3/12 9:37 AM by CLINT NJHC

Bisping is a guy I used to hate on for talking mad smack without being funny in the least, him and Koscheck were the top 2. But I just can't hate on either of those guys anymore, they will fight fucking ANYBODY at any time- these dudes are just real fighters and for that they got my RESPEK!

Priest Driven Ambulance site profile image  

11/3/12 7:55 AM by Priest Driven Ambulance

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11/3/12 6:57 AM by 3rdLion

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BuyTheTicketTakeTheRide site profile image  

11/3/12 5:41 AM by BuyTheTicketTakeTheRide

lol

BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane site profile image  

11/3/12 5:23 AM by BrocksSwockRanTrane_onShane

Is Rich French?

Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

11/3/12 5:12 AM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Bisping is Alpha.

johnonguitar7 site profile image  

11/3/12 5:09 AM by johnonguitar7

Lol "Hey Mike who do you want to fight next""Well I want Anderson.... If I can't have Anderson I would like either....(names entire top 30 of division and a few 205'ers for good measure).... AND HENDO"BOSS

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

11/3/12 4:38 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Bisping will fight anyone. Deserves more respect 

MarkRobinson site profile image  

11/3/12 4:31 AM by MarkRobinson

This would be an excellent fight. I think Rich would Tko him.

UGCTT Combat Can Happen site profile image  

11/3/12 3:22 AM by UGCTT Combat Can Happen

Rich will win. Great fight. :)