Former LSU fullback Shawn Jordan (13-4) was one of the Strikeforce heavyweights who made the the transition to the UFC last year. Since competing inside the Octagon, the 28-year-old Jordan has gone 1-1, knocking out Oli Thompson at UFC on FX 2, and most recently, dropping a decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 149.
Jordan will return to action on Saturday when he faces Chicago lawman Mike Russow on the UFC on FOX 6 preliminary card live on FX. Jordan was a guest on MMA Tonight on 102.5 FM The Game this week with Darren McFarland and the boys and discussed the upcoming fight and how he thinks it’s going to play out.
UFC 147 weigh-ins took place today at the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Rich Franklin steps in on short notice replacing Vitor Belfort to take on familiar foe and Brazilian native Wanderlei Silva. Franklin weighed in at 190 pounds while Silva weighed in at 188 pounds for their 190 pound catchweight main event bout.
The “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” pre-fight press conference took place today at Ouro Minas Palace in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Hosted by UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC 147 fighters participating included headliners Rich Frankin and Wanderlei Silva, the co-headliners and TUF Brazil finalists.
As former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin gears up to face Wanderlei Silva in a rematch this weekend at UFC 147, the former champ participated in a media conference call Tuesday and talked about the possibility of ring rust, his motivation to keep fighting and his desire to make one more run at the 185 pound title before he retires. Wanderlei Silva, Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow also participated in the call. Listen to the full audio.