'TUF: Brazil 4' winner Glaico Franca ready to hand James Vick his first defeat

Glaico Franca

Glaico Franca has been on the sidelines for more than eight months, and he admits he doesn’t know exactly why. But it’s readied him for tonight’s UFC 197.

“To be honest, I don’t know why there was a delay,” Franca told MMAjunkie in his native Portuguese. “I wanted to fight again right away. But I leave the bookings to my master Marcelo Brigadeiro. Whenever he thinks I’m ready to fight again, then that’s when I’ll be ready. I don’t worry too much about it....

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