Archive: Rich Franklin

May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...

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 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

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...


May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

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....

Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....

Jan 11, 2013 11:45 am

At 40-Years Old Cung Le Still Has Drive To Fight | UFC NEWS

“I feel like I’ve still got some fights left in me, so I’m not going to retire right away. I felt like a performance like that – and I know some people were saying I was starting slow, it’s like hello it’s a five-round fight, I’m going to pace myself, but at the same time...

Nov 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Cung Le Reflects On Franklin Bout: It Wasn’t A Lucky Punch

“I just didn’t know what to say at the moment. I really like Rich as a person, and I was happy and sad at the same time during those moments immediately following the fight. I was also very concerned for him. I didn’t know what to say, so that’s what came out. If you watch...

Nov 10, 2012 9:12 am

UFC On Fuel TV 6 Results: Cung Le KO’s Franklin In The First | UFC NEWS

The UFC’s first trip to China is over already. The nine-bout FUEL TV card delivered some much needed wins for the likes of Takanori Gomi, Riki Fukuda and Alex Cacares. However the card failed to deliver a bulk of finishes, or really any finishes, until the main and co-main events. Thiago Silva returned to form...

Nov 9, 2012 8:52 am

PHOTO | Franklin vs. Le Stare Down At Weigh-Ins | UFC NEWS

Sometime while you were sleeping the UFC put on their first ever weigh-ins ceremony in the territory of China for this weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le event. The event took place at China’s CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel.

Nov 9, 2012 8:48 am

UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. le Weigh-In Results | UFC NEWS

The UFC hits China for the first time this weekend with UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le. Because of the extreme time difference the weigh-ins ceremony probably took place while you were sleeping. The event took place at China’s CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel. The full results are as follows: MAIN CARD:...

Nov 8, 2012 9:46 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le Edition

  The UFC will end its nearly one month sabbatical when they host an event in China for the first time this coming Saturday. UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le will be held at CotaiArena in Macau, China, the televised portion will begin at 9am eastern time. The main event features former UFC Middleweight...

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...