Despite being 38 years old and getting brutally knocked out by Cung Le in November, it looks like Rich Franklin will be competing in the UFC in the near future. He recently stated on the MMA hour that he is looking to pursue business ventures, but a fight should be in the cards later this year.
“I’d have to check my contract. I have at least one more fight, possibly two more fights left on my contract. I always said I would definitely fulfill my contract, so, looking at that, I at least have that much. I’m not saying I’m only planning on fighting once or twice more, but, as soon as I get this stuff going on my end with this juice business and things are kind of moving in the direction that they should be moving, then I am going to be focused more on, instead of recreationally training, back on specific fight training. Then I’ll look at taking another fight at that point in time which could possibly be toward the end of the year.”
Who will the UFC decide as his next opponent? Would a fight against Michael Bisping or Tim Kennedy help get him on the right track?