Rich 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. * *...

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....

Today in MMA History: Chuck Liddell’s final fight – or was it?

From the very beginning, Dana White made the stakes very clear for his old friend and former client. When asked if a loss at UFC 115 on June 12, 2010 would mean the end of the line for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, White didn’t mince words....

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to wonder if Matt Serra deserves to be a UFC Hall of Famer?

After 11 years as a pro fighter, followed by five more years as a retired fighter, coach and all-around lovable MMA figure, here are the final stats on Matt Serra’s career: 11 wins, seven losses, a record of 7-7 inside the UFC, winner of Season 4 of “The Ultimate...

Today in MMA History: Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar save the UFC – or so the story goes

If you wanted to draw a line in the past to separate the modern era of the UFC from its primordial early phase, you could do a lot worse than to plant that barrier on April 9, 2005. That’s the night the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” officially...

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