Wand on Franklin: “I’ll be ready for him”

Escalated to face Rich Franklin at UFC-99, June 13th, Wanderlei Silva He preaches respect for his opponent, but ensures he is prepared to face the American.

“Fighting him (Rich Franklin) is incredible, because he was the last champion before Anderson Silva”, he said, “He is a great fighter, complete, and it is a good first fight for me in this category. He has a good ground game, good striking, good takedowns and I think it will be a good fight for me. I'm bringing a lot of sparring partners for me from Brazil who are also complete fighters, I'll be ready for him”, guarantees Wand.

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