UFC legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, along with upcoming opponent Rich “Ace” Franklin, Pat Barry, and Mirko Cro Cop fielded questions from the media today on a “UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin” conference call.
Liddell talked about what boxing coach Howard Davis Jr. has brought to his game, his training, and if he plans to continue fighting win or lose following UFC 115.
Franklin discussed what it means to him to have the opportunity to get in the Octagon with “The Iceman”, and also talked about Liddell’s conditioning level. Franklin also shared his thoughts on returning to the 205 lbs. division.
Cro Cop discussed his opponent Barry, and what it will be like to fight another formidable striker. This is Cro Cop’s last fight on his UFC contract and he talked about what his plans are following the June 12 bout.
Animated as ever, Barry talked about the great respect he holds for Cro Cop. He grew up with posters of Cro Cop on his wall and considers him one of his heroes. He considers this fight a childhood dream, and also made it clear he would like Cro Cop’s autograph.
“UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin” takes place Saturday, June 12, at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and will air live on Pay-Per-View at the normal time of 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET.