104 Search Results for rich franklin

Jul 13, 2017 11:51 am

Rich Franklin gives his take on when aging fighters should retire

Over the last year or two, we’ve seen many aging legends of MMA return to the cage against younger, faster competition. The results of these fights have been varied, but the pre-fight outcries that the legend should be retiring instead of fighting are constant. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Rich Franklin – an...

Jul 13, 2017 11:40 am

Rich Franklin explains why he’s not interested in a legends league

Earlier this month, in an interview with MMAJunkie Radio, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin suggested he might consider ending his retirement if the right bout was offered to him. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Franklin elaborated on these comments, explaining that while they were blown a little out of proportion, he...

Jul 12, 2017 2:34 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 41 // Ben Askren | Duane Ludwig | Rich Franklin

BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Ben Askren and Rich Franklin! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with ONE FC Welterweight Champ and arguably the best grappler in MMA today, Ben Askren. “Funky” Ben is several weeks removed from his most recent title defense and we’ll getting the scoop on when he expects...

Nov 17, 2015 8:50 pm

Rich Franklin detained at LAX

Former UFC champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin had quite the interesting layover at LAX airport earlier this week. While going through immigration Franklin was detained by immigration officials and reportedly handcuffed and thrown in an isolation cell according to MMAMania. Franklin’s publicist Daphne Ortiz revealed the MMAWeekly that Franklin was not made aware of why he...

Sep 29, 2015 6:48 am

UFC Fighters React To Rich Franklin’s Retirement

On Monday, former UFC middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin decided to officially announce his retirement. Franklin is a legend in the sport, known as the guy who went from being a high school match teacher to a UFC champion. The guy who earned his nickname, ‘Ace’, for his uncanny resemblance of actor Jim Carrey, went...

Sep 29, 2015 1:16 am

Dana White Reflects On Retiring Rich Franklin

‘UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts on Rich Franklin, the former UFC middleweight champion who announced his retirement at the age of 40.’ Check out the video above and hear what UFC president Dana White had to say bout recently retired fighter Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin. Franklin was a former middleweight champion who took out...

Sep 28, 2015 9:23 am

Former UFC Champion Rich Franklin Announces Retirement

Rich Franklin has officially announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. “Ace” had already been fighting for nearly four years before he first stepped foot inside the octagon. After gathering an impressive undefeated record with twelve wins, the world of Zuffa was introduced to Rich Franklin when he finished the late Evan...

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...

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...

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...

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...