"They're similar because they're both Brazilian and they're both southpaws and both have a win over me. They're both effective strikers. They're both fast and use good footwork and all of that kind of stuff. Stylistically, on their feet, they're different fighters. They're both effective in their own rights. It's going to be interesting to see who's going to come into the ring if this ends up being a stand up fight how this is going to play out stylistically."
If there is anyone to turn to for a comprehensive breakdown of the main event fight pitting Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, it's Rich Franklin. The former middleweight champion has fought (and been knocked out by) both and recently offered his two cents on how their bout will play out. Well, not so much gave a prediction as stated the obvious. From the sounds of it though, "Ace" would like to see the two Brazilians meet in the center of the cage and slug it out. Is there anyone that doesn't want that? Let's say the fight actually makes it to the floor. What happens then? Who has the edge at that point?