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 part in his decision.
He spoke with Submission Radio:
No, not yet. I’m really acclimating to this job right now. It’s a decision that I’ll have to make real soon, and I really need to sit down with the people at ONE FC and talk about that. Like the reality of – because I have some responsibilities here, and I’m travelling, I’m travelling quite a bit back and forth between and State and Asia now – and with the reality is with me continuing with my responsibilities with ONE FC, and then also prepping for a fight and all that kind of stuff. And I’ll have to sit down with them real soon and talk with them about that. Because I’m getting at a point now where I need to pull the trigger on that last fight, because I’m so far distanced from my previous fight, that basically if I’m gonna do something I need to do it now
Franklin hasn’t fought since 2012 when he lost to Cung Le via KO. Prior to that Franklin had hop-scotched wins and losses going all the way back to 2008.