Rich Franklin says he was handcuffed and detained at LAX in case of mistaken identity

Former tennis player James Blake suffered a case of mistaken identity a few months ago when he was tackled and arrested in New York, and now the same thing has happened to former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin after he says he was handcuffed and detained at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday.Franklin was returning home from Singapore, where he was working...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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...
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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...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Franklin: 'I'm conducting myself like I'm still going to fight again'

It's been more than two years since Rich Franklin actually stepped foot in the UFC Octagon for a fight and the fact of the matter is he may never step foot in there again, but until he believes the sport has truly passed him by, there's still a chance he will return. Franklin, 40, has been occupying his time outside the cage with numerous business ventures, as well as a becoming...
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April 02, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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