UFC 99 Video: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin 'a Bloody Fight'



Wanderlei Silva's UFC 99 battle with Rich Franklin is going to be a bloody fight, says Silva himself in this video imploring fans to get behind him.

"There are only two alternatives," Silva says. "Either I KO him or he KOs me. Because it's going to be a bloody fight. It's not going to be a moderate fight because I am not a moderate fighter."

Although he's moving down from light heavyweight to middleweight (this fight is going to be at a catchweight of 195 pounds), Silva says he's been training with bigger sparring partners like Heath Herring, Gilbert Yvel, Forrest Griffin and Mike Whitehead. Based on the footage of his intense workouts with a mask,I'd say he's ready to go.

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