Rich Franklin Prepared To Honor Final Fight On UFC Contract

Despite suffering a knockout loss to Cung Le recently, former UFC champion Rich Franklin isn’t prepared to ride off into the sunset quite yet.

Franklin’s manager, JT Stewart, told ESPN recently that his fighter wants to finish his UFC contract – which has one bout remaining on it.

As for an opponent, Stewart said, “Doesn’t matter.”

Franklin (29-7) is 38 years old and was stopped in the first round vs. Le in Macau this past November. He has alternated wins and losses in his last eight UFC fights.

Stewart seemed to believe Franklin would remain in the middleweight division.

So, is there a middleweight out there you would like to see “Ace” tangle with before he retires?

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  • Padfoot

    I would like to see him fight Alan Belcher.

    • sam_snee

      great choice. Because i think Franklin will win, and Belcher has said he was no.3 in the div for years and he needs to be knocked down a peg or two.

      • Dana Becker

        Good call on Belcher-Franklin….would be a good match for both men. I like it!

  • Michael Weintraub

    Loser of Okami vs. Belcher

    • Dana Becker

      If Okami falls, wonder if they could pair Okami and Franklin for the March UFC card in Japan?

  • Jim Vanderhorst

    Brian Stann, or Chris Leben if he can keep his shit together and get past Vemola

  • Iron Fist

    He’s one of their most solid “company man” ever for zuffa, he deserves to get a scrub and finish his career on top with a W l

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