A rumored main event between Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell at UFC 103 in Dallas won’t be taking place.
The news comes courtesy of a recent report on MMAJunkie.com.
Apparently Franklin has been approached with a list of fighters as possible opponents for a main event bout at UFC 103 but Liddell isn’t one of the options.
Franklin was originally looking to return to the octagon in December after defeating Wanderlei Silva last month but UFC officials approached him about headlining the UFC 103 event in Dallas.
Dana White and Co. are most likely looking to ride Franklin’s momentum after his exciting slugfest with Silva.
Franklin is currently without a contract. He fulfilled his obligations with the UFC after his fight with Silva. Although he is expected to sign a contract with the organization in the coming weeks, so don’t expect Franklin to end up with another promotion.
Franklin is expected to appear in the main event against an opponent to be named later.
UFC 103 is also expected to feature Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg, Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin, and Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller.