After pulling off a tremendous victory when he KO’d Chuck Liddell at this past Saturday’s UFC 115, Rich Franklin revealed that he bagged the knockout with a broken left ulna, after blocking one of Liddell’s kicks early on in the fight. Franklin tweeted yesterday that he will be in a cast for at least two months.
“I broke my ulna in my forearm,” Franklin wrote. “I find out today if i need surgery today. Either way I’m casted at least 8 weeks.”
And regardless of the fact that he had a broken left arm, Franklin stated at the post-fight press conference that there was no way he was quitting in the second round because of his injury.
“I was just happy the fight was over because I knew my arm was broken, but I definitely wasn’t going to quit,” said Franklin. “I’ve broken bones before and continued fighting, but there was a part of me that was wondering what kind of strategy I was going to use to win the fight with a broken left arm.”
Franklin’s manager J.T. Stewart reported to MMAJunkie.com that Franklin is headed to Las Vegas for surgery on his forearm.
“I think they’re going to put a plate and a couple of screws in his arm to put it back together,” Stewart said.