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Mar 30, 2015 7:43 am

Former UFC Champ Rich Franklin Not Closing The Door On Fighting

      Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin has not fought since 2012, but that doesn’t mean we will never see him in the octagon again…maybe…possibly. Franklin is a busy guy these days. He is the vice president of the MMA promotion ONE Championship, owns his own raw juice company called ZeLin and a brand of silver...

Dec 22, 2014 9:21 pm

REPLAY! Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin (Full)

Get ready for the return of Anderson Silva at UFC 183 against Nick Diaz with this fight flashback to Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin where The Spider landed another highlight reel KO.

Nov 25, 2014 1:11 pm

Rich Franklin – ‘I Mentally Broke’

“I always talk about a fight that most people don’t bring up, it’s when I fought Travis Lutter in Montreal. Basically in the fight I had all the answers I needed (to win) but it was just failed execution at every point. I ended up in the worst possible scenario that I could have been...

Oct 12, 2014 3:07 pm

PHOTO | Rich Franklin Earns BJJ Black Belt

Former UFC champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin earned his BJJ Black Belt earlier this week, and captured the moment on Twitter, thanking his coaches and teammates. Got my black belt today from @JorgeGurgel. Thanks to all the guys who helped me train over the years! pic.twitter.com/7yWQGRZH2L — Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) October 10, 2014 Franklin, who is...

Sep 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Rich Franklin Considers Himself “The Last Of The Mohicans”

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin hasn’t stepped in the Octagon in nearly two years. His last outing saw him lose via KO to Cung Le back in November of 2012. ‘Ace’, who is now the Vice President of ONE FC, and knows that if he plans on fighting again, he needs to pull the...

Aug 17, 2014 5:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin

Former Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le looks to make history as he takes on Rich Franklin in the first UFC event ever held in China. Watch Le go up against no. 9 middleweight Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night Macao.

Jul 30, 2014 5:01 am

Rich Franklin Wants One More UFC Fight

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin wants one more UFC fight before he hangs the gloves up, but he understands that if he is to take one more fight, it needs to be soon. With his new position as an Executive for ONE FC, Franklin is quite busy and he knows that may play a...

May 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Rich Franklin Once Prayed To Get Out Of Fighting Anderson Silva – True Story!

“I was fighting in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A sold-out crowd, and 20,000 people were there. Electricity in the air. I was sitting backstage as usual. I’m nervous. I actually prayed to God, ‘If you could please make the lights go out, that would be great.’ That’s a true story. That’s not a joke....

Apr 26, 2014 10:42 am

Sonnen On Why He Wants To Fight Rich Franklin

“Here the bottom line: Rich Franklin has one fight left. I would’ve been world champion. Way back when Rich held that belt, I would’ve whipped his ass back then. I would’ve been the world champion but I couldn’t get my opportunity, and I’m still mad about it. I would’ve been the PRIDE champion but I...

Apr 20, 2014 1:40 pm

Rich Franklin Given White’s Blessing To Work For ONE FC

“He’s still under contract to fight, if he ever wanted to fight. You know, we have a good relationship with Rich [Franklin]. Rich got offered a really good opportunity to go work with those guys (At ONEFC) and I’m happy for him. There’s nothing wrong if you come and ask and say, ‘hey listen,’ how...

Apr 14, 2014 9:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Calls Out Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin hasn’t seen the inside of the Octagon since his 2012 KO loss to Cung Le. The former middleweight champion has been sitting idle, while building up his Beverly Hills juicing business. Now, out of nowhere, Chael Sonnen, who is supposed to face-off with Wanderelei Silva on July 4th weekend, is calling out ‘Ace’...

Apr 14, 2014 8:51 am

Rich Franklin Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva In A Third Fight

Cincinnati’s own, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, believes a third bout against, Anderson Silva, the man responsible for the end of his title reign, would have a different outcome than the previous two bouts. “Would I fight Anderson a third time? Absolutely. Is it because I feel like I have some unfinished business? Not at all. It’s...

Mar 20, 2014 11:28 am

Rich Franklin Turns Down Cincinnati Bout Against ‘Lil Nog’

Former UFC middleweight champion and Cincinnati resident, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, hasn’t seen the inside of The Octagon since his 2012 first round KO loss to Cung Le. Since then, Franklin, has been enjoying life on the sidelines and mixing up juice cocktails in LA, as part of a new business venture he owns, called, Zelin...

Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Rich Franklin Not A Fan Of Watching UFC Fights

“It’s different for me. Like I don’t sit down on a Saturday night and watch the fights like a casual fan. I’m analyzing fighters. The worst part about watching fights for me, it puts me in the mental mindset as if I’m there fighting. I’ve really gotten to the point where I don’t necessarily enjoy...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

May 10, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin is Back! Well maybe…

Recently former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin resurfaced after taking some time off from fighting. In an interview with another site he made a few comments about fellow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, and fans were speculating about if, and when, this fight may take place. Rich found himself bombarded with questions shortly after that...

May 6, 2013 9:01 am

Rich Franklin not ready to retire, eyes fight with Bisping

Six months removed from his KO loss at the hands of Cung Le, former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is finally talking about what’s next in his MMA career. Franklin recently made an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he quickly made it clear that he has...

Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Nov 7, 2012 9:41 am

Rich Franklin: I’m the last of the Mohicans | UFC NEWS

Rich Franklin  headlined the first live television event in the United States, and also headlined the company’s first shows in places like Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Western Canada. He faces the sport’s most unorthodox stand-up specialist, Cung Le, in the main event at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macau. Likely to...

Nov 6, 2012 8:43 am

Rich Franklin Open To Possible Bout With Bisping | UFC NEWS

“I have a fight against Cung and I don’t really think beyond that fight. I don’t think about title shots, this and that, and I don’t think, well, if I win or if I lose. I don’t believe the UFC [is] going to give me a title fight after this. I believe there’s going to...

Oct 9, 2012 7:08 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin on Fighting Le, China, Movies, and More

Rich Franklin takes on Cung Le on November 10th in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6 also known as UFC MACAO. This event will be the UFC’s first event in greater China and is set to take place at the CotaiArena. The fight was in question for a time. Rumors of a...