Talking to theScore MMA, Franklin said he would love to fight Silva again, and that he is impressed the “Spider” is still competing at the age of 44.
“I would love to dance with Anderson again. And I believe I could beat him,” Franklin said. “But that’s the kind of mentality you have to have as an athlete, right? It’s amazing seeing somebody that at our age is still competing and trust me, on a realistic note, I think about it from time to time. It’s what you love to do.
“That’s why Anderson is still competing. Because it’s what he loves to do. I love competition, I love martial arts, I love training. So don’t think I don’t occasionally maybe get that bug.”