Monday, December 10, 2007


Rich just signed a 6 fight deal with the UFC.Franklin, who's a remarkable 22-3 (including 9-2 in the UFC), last competed in October at Cincinnati's UFC 77 event, where he was unable to win back the middleweight title from current champ Anderson Silva. The famed Brazilian first took his title in October 2006.
So what's next for 33-year-old Franklin?
He's been offered a fight with veteran Travis Lutter at UFC 82, which takes place March 1 in Columbus. However, Franklin's currently filming the movie "Weapon," in which he has a starring role with Bruce Greenwood and Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Throw in the holidays, and he may not have enough time to properly train for the March UFC event. In fact, his return could come as late as June, according to his management.
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