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Rich Franklin: If I have to hand my city over, I'm going to give it to Matt Brown

When the UFC returned to Cincinnati in May, hometown hero Rich Franklin was nowhere to be found on the card.  Franklin, who hails from the Queen City, put Cincinnati on the map in regards to MMA in the UFC. That night, UFC welterweight Matt Brown charged to the Octagon to battle Brazilian Erick Silva in the main event. Brown eventually scored a TKO victory after one of the most...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin: “It’ll be the last time you see me inside the cage.”

This week, at an interview in the Philippines, UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin, told reporters that he did not know if he could train for a fight and act as ONE FC’s vice president. The MMA legend and former math teacher, who is known for his uncanny resemblance to Jim Carrey (hence Franklin’s nickname, “Ace”), said his duties for ONE kept him away from his home...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin on UFC fighter pay “UFC not in business to give money away”

Rich Franklin is transitioning from being an MMA star to a full-time juicer and spokesman for the sport he loves, and while he still has one fight in the bag, it’s interesting to get the perspective of one of MMA’s true pioneers and stars on the business of MMA. We were lucky enough to have an in-depth interview with the former middleweight champion about many, many taboo subjects...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin and Cung Le Face Six-Month Medical Suspensions

The UFC has medically suspended 13 athletes who competed in last Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV 6” event. Featured fighters Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le could be riding the pine for as long as six months. Franklin needs to have his left thumb examined, while Le requires an x-ray on his right elbow before returning to action. Both fighters can come back sooner with a doctor’s...
Via 5thRound.com
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Le stuns Franklin in Macao

Cung Le used one "lucky" strike to cut short the script at UFC on Fuel 6 at the Cotai Arena in Macau. The 40-year-old who has split his time between movies and MMA crumpled former middleweight champ Rich Franklin midway through the first round of the UFC's first stop in China. "That's the biggest fight of my life," Le said on Fuel TV after the fight...
Via Fox Sports
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin living a UFC dream

When high school math teacher Rich Franklin had his first professional mixed martial arts fight back in 1999, he knocked out a guy named Michael Martin in 21 seconds with a swift kick to the head. That fight was in front of a West Virginia crowd exponentially smaller than the crowd who'll see him fight this weekend. Since then, Franklin has fought all over the United States...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Welcome to Macau: 'UFC on Fuel TV 6' gets two guest ring girls

Rich Franklin and Cung Le won't be the only people to watch for come November 10th. With the UFC's first visit to Macau only a couple of weeks away, it's time to take a sneak peak at the two most important additions to 'UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs. Le'. First up South Korean actress and model Kang Ye-bin (pictures above). "I'm just a little anxious...
Via hov-mma
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin Refuses to Jump on TRT Bandwagon

Hey, Rich Franklin (Pictured). If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too? NOPE! Despite the fact several of his fellow aging UFC stars have found the fountain of youth by legally obtaining Testosterone Replacement Therapy from their physicians, the former middleweight champ refuses to dabble in the controversial treatment. Although a measly doctor’s note...
Via 5thRound.com
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin vs. Le headlines UFC Macao

UFC has officially unveiled the complete fight card ahead of the organization's first event in greater China. UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le will take place on Nov. 10 at the CotaiArena. Main card UFC Macao is headlined by the middleweight fight between former UFC champion Rich Franklin and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. Franklin (29-6, 1 NC) is coming off a unanimous decision...
Via Fox Sports
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin set to make his return to Middlweight at UFC 148 against Cung Le

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin will return to division where he reached the pinnacle of his career this summer. Standing across from him will be an opponent in Cung Le who you may find more of in the straight to dvd section of your local video store than inside of a cage. Undefeated in the world of Kickboxing, Le made waves in the Mixed Martial Arts world with...
Via hov-mma
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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