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He said that he wants to be a top 5 Middleweight, and fighting Rich Franklin and putting on a good fight would definitely do that. I wouldn't mind seeing Franklin fight Macdonald at UFC 68 (it's in Ohio and I am going to try and get tickets).
I think that would be more like taking a step back. Kendall Grove went to decision in a VERY close fight against Ed Herman while McDonald decisively defeated Ed Herman and now has gone on to defeat an even higher ranked MW fighter (Leben). I think Marquart, Swick or even Franklin should be next for him.