Sixteen months outside of the Octagon and Rich Franklin is back… of course he’s being thrown immediately into a storm, rematching Wanderlei Silva in the UFC 147 main event on June 23 on Silva’s home turf in Brazil.

Franklin’s broken arm is healed, his shoulder is better than ever, but now he’ll risk it all against Silva.

“The best way to describe Wanderlei’s fighting style, it would be like fighting a tornado,” Franklin said in a recent UFC interview. “As long as you stay away from a tornado, you’re safe. But if you get too close to a tornado, it does damage.”

He’ll try to avoid that damage and inflict a little of his own at UFC 147.

Check out Rich Franklin’s UFC 147 pre-fight video interview, breaking down his match-up with “The Axe Murderer”…

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