Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE
Kennedy to the right
This fight will probably not happen, but if it does, it is a very marketable fight.
With the rumors of the January 12 Strikeforce event being the last show, we will likely see all Strikeforce fighters under contract transferred over to the UFC.
Kennedy, as of right now, isn't scheduled to fight on that card, so his next fight will likely be inside the octagon. What better way to make his debut than to face off against Franklin?
You would have Kennedy, who is still enlisted in the United States Army, and in the case of Franklin, you have the former math teacher turned fighter. You cannot hate a teacher and someone who is in the army.
Neither guy is near title contention at 185 with Kennedy recently losing to Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in July and Franklin's defeat to Cung Le today. Both guys will be in need of a fight once it is announced that Strikeforce is folding with the Strikeforce fighters heading to the UFC.
They both like to keep the fight standing, which is something fans all around the world like to see.