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Randy Couture vs. Rich Franklin Now In The Works for August

Randy CoutureUFC hall of famer, five-time champion, and light heavyweight contender Randy Couture was not offered a fight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who is now set to fight Demian Maia at UFC 112 after Vitor Belfort withdrew from the event on Thursday, and is instead likely to fight former middleweight champ Rich Franklin next.

The potential Couture-Franklin matchup was first reported on Thursday, but is now in the works for August, Couture’s attorney told Sherdog on Friday, instead of UFC 115 in June as originally speculated. The UFC’s Boston debut is slated for August 28, though the promotion could also stage an event earlier in the month.

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