UFC fighter Rich Franklin, in Las Vegas for his match with Forrest Griffin on Saturday, attended Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino last night (Photo credit: Crystal Walker / courtesy of Cashman Photo).
The former UFC middleweight champion was accompanied by his team and enjoyed some down time before Saturday’s UFC 126. Franklin drank water in anticipation of Friday’s weigh in.
After the show, he met the cast, told them what a great show it was and they all wished him good luck on Saturday. He snapped a few backstage photos of his own, commenting on the amazing technology behind the show. He is learning to play the drums and was inspired by the high energy Viva ELVIS percussionist.
Photo credit: Crystal Walker / courtesy of Cashman Photo.