Archive: Rich Franklin

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...

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...

Nov 6, 2012 8:27 am

UFC Macao: The Forgotten Card | MMA Editorial

  With the highly anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre just over a week away, it is easy to put everything in the MMA world on the back burner until the unification bout between longtime champ GSP and current interim champ, Carlos Condit, stake their claim in the undisputed title. However, a stacked card is...

Nov 6, 2012 8:19 am

VIDEO | THE SHOOT! – Cung Le | UFC NEWS

Cung Le talks about how he holds it all together with his major motion picture The man with the Iron Fists coming out the same week as he headlines the first ever UFC event in China.

Nov 3, 2012 6:29 am

“Out Of Respect” The Count Seeks Bout With Franklin | UFC NEWS

Michael Bisping has done everything he can to become a UFC champion. He had an impressive run in the 205 pound division that saw him go undefeated for the first three years of his career until he faced off with fellow TUF winner Rashad Evans at UFC 78 to get handed his first loss. The...

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...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 6, 2012 9:00 am

UFC on FUEL TV 6 official for November 10 in Macau | UFC News

by: Chris Taylor It was announced today that the UFC on FUEL TV 6 event will officially take place November 10 in Macau, China. The event takes place at the Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel, which is located in a special administrative region of China. The main event of the evening will feature former UFC middleweight champion Rich...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 5, 2012 11:20 am

Franklin vs. Le set to headline UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Rich Franklin (29-6 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Cung Le (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will serve as the main event for UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau. UFC President Dana White announced the targeted headliner shortly after the post-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles last night. Franklin...

Jul 19, 2012 7:29 am

Why Chris Weidman Is Not Next In Line I Editorial

  Any fighter who is on the cusp of the title picture calls out the champ of their respective weight class after a big win. Its just instinct. You just won a fight and now feel that you can beat anyone on Earth as the adrenaline continues to course through your veins. Whether or not...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...