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

April 20, 2014 1:40 pm by bjpenn.com staff 12 Comments
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“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 can be upset with a guy for trying to better his life or taking a great opportunity somewhere? You can’t. It’s the sneaky guys that lie to your face and all that stuff.”

“It’s not like if he takes this job that’s it, we’ll never have him fight in the UFC again. If he came back and wanted to fight he’s still under contract with us, and he hasn’t officially retired. Rich is out there making some moves. He started a business, he’s got this business that he’s running and he’s putting all his time, effort and money into it, but he needs another source of income for more money to come in. So these guys gave him a huge opportunity and he’s going to take it.”

During last night’s post-fight media scrum, Dana White, the UFC boss, discussed the recent developments in the career of, Rich Franklin, the UFC’s former middleweight champion.

Rich was recently offered an executive position with, One FC, an asian based MMA promotion.

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