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Former UFC Champ Rich Franklin Retires From MMA

What? I thought Rich Franklin (pictured) retired from MMA years ago. Well, on Monday, the former UFC middleweight champion made it official. In a heartfelt blog post for the Player’s Tribune, Franklin said it was time to hang up his gloves once and for all. “I decided I didn’t want to announce “retirement”, rather, I am announcing that I have closed one chapter of my life...
Via 5thRound.com
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former UFC champion Rich Franklin announces his retirement from MMA

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday after a career spanning 39 fights with 20 of those taking place inside the Octagon. Franklin hasn't fought since a 2012 loss to Cung Le, but remained reticent that he may return to action one day. Now the former middleweight champion and likely UFC Hall of Famer has...
Via Fox Sports
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin Officially Confirms His Retirement

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin has officially called time on his MMA career at the age of 40. Franklin hasn’t actually fought since a first round KO loss to Cung Le in November of 2012, but had one fight left in his contract and up until this point he’d refused to rule out the possibility of returning to the Octagon one last time. “I have to accept that I am...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
October 17, 2014  |  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

Watch Rich Franklin’s TEDx Talk On ‘How To Be A Loser’

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin held a TEDx talk recently on the subject of ‘How To Be A Loser’ and you can watch it in full below. A fan favorite in the UFC, Franklin has lost to some of the best in the business during his time in mixed martial arts, including the likes of Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort, but he’s also had his fair share of big...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Rich Franklin Be The Next Vice President of ONE FC?

Former UFC middleweight champion, Rich “Ace” Franklin, has confirmed that he has been in talks with ONE FC about becoming their new vice president. Franklin posted on his Facebook page that he had been talking with ONE officials and that this decision to move to the small, Singaporean, mixed martial arts promotion had been supported by UFC president Dana White and co-owner, Lorenzo...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 19, 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 talks UFC return & juicing

Rich Franklin is well on his way to the UFC Hall of Fame, this much is known and this much is obvious, but I suggest possibly an even greater honor to bestow upon the former UFC middleweight champion – create a new weight division called ‘Franklinweight.’ You know what I’m saying here – create a 195 pound division and name it after Rich Franklin. Few people have skipped...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin’s next fight will be his last

With the constant reminder from MMA, boxing, the NFL and other sports about head trauma and longevity in sports taking center stage in 2013, I’m happy to bid Rich Franklin adieu. Rich, you, like GSP, have nothing to prove. For a while there, you were considered the best middleweight until Anderson showed up, but now it’s time to go. I was never the biggest Rich Franklin fan....
Via Fight Hub TV
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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