Franklin To Stay At 205lbs, Silva To 185lbs After UFC 99 Bout

UFC President Dana White talks to MMAWeekly.com about UFC 99's Light Heavyweight matchup between Rich “Ace” Franklin and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva.

“I met Rich in the middle,” UFC president Dana White said of the decision for the catchweight. “Rich didn't want to cut weight. He didn't want to go back to 85, and Wanderlei hasn't been to 85 yet.”

“I think it's a fun fight and it will be a fun fight to watch,” said White.

Regardless of the outcome, Franklin will continue to compete at light heavyweight while Silva is expected to debut as a middleweight in his next scheduled bout following the Franklin fight.

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