Manny Pacquiao’s coach sees no point to Conor McGregor fight: ‘Why even make that guy rich?’

According to one of Manny Pacquiao’s longtime coaches, it would make no sense for the boxing champion to welcome Conor McGregor back to the ring. When Pacquiao signed with Paradigm Sports Management, the same agency as McGregor, earlier this year, talk of a potential showdown immediately surfaced. That’s only been strengthened by McGregor stating his […]

Unfiltered: Kevin Holland, Edmen Shahbazyan and Rich Vos

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Rich Franklin opens up about life after fighting: ‘That’s a difficult adjustment’

Unlike many fighters, Rich Franklin seemingly ended his professional fighting career and never looked back. Even though the former UFC champion and current UFC Hall of Famer never made a comeback to MMA after hanging up his gloves, Franklin admits it wasn’t an easy transition to make. Franklin officially retired in the fall of 2015 […]

UFC free fight: Relive Anderson Silva’s title-winning effort over Rich Franklin

There were few more obvious changing of the guard moments in mixed martial arts history than the night Anderson Silva won the UFC middleweight title from Rich Franklin. Franklin was starting to look like a potential longterm champion by the time he and Silva stepped in the cage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on […]

Rich Franklin relishing next stage of career as ONE Warrior Series star

Rich Franklin | ONE Championship Normally, when one is traveling abroad and approached by the authorities to report to a government office, there’s good reason to be worried. That might not have been a concern for Rich Franklin during a recent visit to Mongolia, given that his current work with ONE Championship has put him […]

Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series announces 2020 dates in Singapore

ONE Warrior Series will feature six live events in 2020, all of them scheduled to take place in Singapore. ONE Championship officials recently announced that the developmental series will host events next year on Feb. 20, April 16, June 11, Aug. 6, Oct. 1 and Nov. 26, all of which will take place in Singapore. […]

Rich Franklin says not getting to fight Michael Bisping, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira two of his biggest MMA regrets

UFC Hall of Famer and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin has fought a who’s-who in MMA. But despite being satisfied with his star-studded resume, Franklin (29-7 MMA, 13-7 UFC) said if there were two fighters he could have competed against, it would be fellow former UFC 185-pound champ Michael Bisping and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Franklin, […]

Trading Shots: Could a guy like Rich Franklin still become a star in today’s UFC?

In an era of over-the-top trash talk and public persona gimmicks, is someone like Rich Franklin right to think he wouldn’t be a star in today’s UFC? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Downes: Ben, something piqued […]

Rich Franklin unsure if he’d be a big star in today’s UFC

Rich Franklin was one of the big early stars of the UFC’s Zuffa era. He had the incredible back story of being a former high-school math teacher, Hollywood good looks, Midwestern charm and an easy, natural charisma that made him relatable to fans. That star quality — Franklin headlined several UFC pay-per-views from 2005 to […]

Rich Franklin Embodied The “We Are All Fighters” Mantra

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Rich Franklin to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame ‘Pioneer Wing’

Rich Franklin is heading to the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame. The former UFC middleweight champion had a spectacular MMA career ,which saw him retire with a record of 29-7 with one no contest. View full post on Recent News on

Rich Franklin Named To UFC Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019

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Photos: Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Rich Franklin bring ONE Championship to Seattle

Gallery Photos: Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Rich Franklin at ONE Championship youth event in Seattle For the first time, ONE Championship is on a mini-tour of the United States. The Asia-based promotion recently paid a visit to Seattle, home area of one of its recent high-profile signings, Demetrious Johnson. There, Johnson and ONE Championship executives […]

Photos: Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Rich Franklin at ONE Championship youth event in Seattle

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UFC Denver Open Workouts Rich With Hometown History

Almost 25 years to the day, the cultural force we now know as the UFC kicked off its meteoric rise here in Denver, Colorado. Fast-forward a quarter of a century and 455 events, and the promotion returns to its Mile High birthplace to celebrate the impressive milestone. Fight week often feels like it’s finally kicked […]

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