"... I'm leaving town. It's [training for Anderson Silva in Cincinnati] not going to be tough at all, because I won't be here.... I've obviously never had this kind of exposure locally. This is insane. As for the sport, I don't know. I think this is one of those fights that could possibly make me a hall of famer or not within the UFC."
-- Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin talks to the press one last time before he rematches Anderson Silva at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" on October 20 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Ace" will soon enter a self-imposed exile until the showdown in his hometown next month to focus and be prepared 100 percent to reclaim his 185-pound title. It seems, according to him, to be the biggest fight of his career.