by MMAWeekly TV
As fight time draws near for Ultimate Fighting Championship 64, MMAWeekly spoke exclusively with UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin AND challenger Anderson “Spider” Silva.

Franklin discussed his training for the fight, weight cutting, and, of course, Silva. His opponent has been highly regarded as possibly the best striker in the middleweight class. But when confronted with that sentiment, Franklin had a dissenting opinion.

He showed high regard for his opponent and come fight time Franklin expects fireworks, but he also expects to walk out of the Octagon with his belt intact.

Very humble, Silva was excited to be fighting in the UFC, saying it has been his dream since he began fighting. Despite dispatching of Chris Leben rather quickly, Silva expects a tremendous fight with Franklin. Expecting a stand-up battle with Franklin, he believes that they will put on an exciting fight for the fans, and Silva believes that he is ready to win the belt.

To hear and see what both champion and challenger had to say, go to MMAWeekly TV’s In The Cage right now and check out these MMAWeekly exclusive video interviews.

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