We've seen Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Kenny Florian and Brian Stann. Now it's Rich Franklin's turn to occupy the analyst chair for this weekend's UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" event. "Ace" will help out during the weigh-ins tonight (Feb. 24) alongside Jon Anik (coverage here) and the post-fight show on FUEL with Jay Glazer. How will Franklin, who used to be a school teacher, compare to the rest of the bunch?
UFC 133 poster for "Evans vs. Davis" on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia (Pic). Expect a bigger and better version to emerge as fight night draws closer. For ticket information click here.
Oh, to be a gambling man. Rich Franklin is making good on his promise that he would get a tattoo if he was to lose to Forrest Griffin at UFC 126, according to MMAFighting.com. After dropping a unanimous decision, "Ace" is apparently getting a dragon put on his back and will be providing photos once it is finished.
Rich "Ace" Franklin graces the cover of the Januay 2011 issue of Muscle and Fitness magazine in the lead-up to his fight against Forrest Griffin at UFC 126: "Silva vs Belfort" on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.
Organizers of the 34th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati are hoping that the grand marshal of this year's chicken dance will really pack a punch: Mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin of West Chester Township, a graduate of Harrison High School and the University of Cincinnati, will lead this year's dance at noon Sept. 19 on Fountain Square. The chicken dance has been led by a celebrity since 1994, when Crown Prince Luitpold Von Bayern of Bavaria helped the event draw 48,000 people, enough to qualify for the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Largest Chicken Dance. The record held until 1997.
Chuck Liddell signs Rich Franklin's pink cast at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Finale (Pic).
Rich Franklin crumbles Chuck Liddell with a short right hand in UFC 115 main event (Pic). Is this the last image we see of the "Iceman" inside the Octagon? Perhaps more important, should it be?