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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
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

UFC Fight Night 48 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau is the first of two UFC events set to take place next Saturday, August 23rd and you can check out the full fight card below. Headlining the show is a middleweight match-up between Michael Bisping And Cung Le. Bisping’s coming off a decision loss to Tim Kennedy that leaves him out of the title hunt for now and ranked No.8 in the division, while Le hasn’t...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

5 dream fights to make in EA Sports UFC

In only a few days the UFC and EA Sports will release their latest video game to the public with EA Sports UFC on Xbox One and Playstation 4. Fight fans have been waiting a long time for the release of this game and it’s almost here. With the release around the corner, EA Sports and the UFC have started to release which fighters you can compete as in their new game. Current fighters...
Via Mill City Sports
June 13, 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

Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva Headlines UFC Fight Night 40

Forget about Rich Franklin’s swan song headlining the UFC’s return to his hometown of Cincinnati. The former middleweight champion is far too occupied with his juice bar at this point. A welterweight affair between Matt Brown (pictured) and Erick Silva will actually take top billing in the May 10 event. UFC officials confirmed the shootout with FoxSports.com Monday afternoon...
Via 5thRound.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cung Le wants Wanderlei Silva in August. Feel Silva can come back & talks Instagram picture

Cung Le is a 41-year-old badass. A martial artist in the truest sense of the word. We’ve been impressed by the former Strikeforce middleweight champion dozens of times, but his knockout over Rich Franklin in China in November of 2012 was probably one of the best we’ve ever seen. So what does this beefcake spinning kick master have to say to our Marcos Villegas? Well, quite a...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 28, 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 breaks down UFC 168: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 2

You know, I wish Chris Weidman had been around longer, I would’ve loved to see him fight Rich Franklin at some point in their respective careers. But now, Rich is in his twilight, getting ready to hop on a horse and ride towards the sunset, with his last fight being his next fight. It’s been a great career for the multi-time champion. He was once considered the greatest middleweight...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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