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  1. Rehabbing Le targets Bisping upon return

    Franklin McNeil

    There are only a handful of fights remaining in Cung Le's professional mixed martial arts career, and he would like each of them to be meaningful. Le is interested in main card-caliber bouts; a main-event showdown against middleweight contender ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  2. Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann set for March 3 in Saitama, Japan...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champions Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann have agreed to return to 205 pounds for a five-round showdown on March 3 in Saitama, Japan, UFC announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  3. Rich Franklin, Cung Le clear weight limits for UFC middleweight b...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former titleholders Rich Franklin and Cung Le made their middleweight bout official early Friday after each made weight in Cotai, Macau.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  4. Le taking matters one step at a time

    Franklin McNeil

    From a fighting perspective, a sense of normalcy has returned to Cung Le's life. He's regained his rhythm, his body feels excellent and, emotionally, Le is his old self again. While acting remains on his resume, Le has put that part of his life o...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Bonnar can cash in with win over Silva

    Franklin McNeil

    Conventional wisdom suggests that Stephan Bonnar, who last fought in November 2011 and spent the past few months contemplating retirement, has nothing to lose against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 153. There's no title on the line, t...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  6. UFC 147: Rich Franklin spoils Wanderlei Silva's homecoming

    Franklin McNeil

    Rich Franklin again proved too active and too accurate for Wanderlei Silva in earning a unanimous decision in their rematch at UFC 147.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  7. Injury-free Franklin just enjoying the ride

    Franklin McNeil

    The fire still burns within Rich Franklin. He's still committed to reclaiming the UFC middleweight championship he held from June 2005 until October 2006, and the first step toward achieving that goal comes Saturday night when he meets Wanderlei Silv...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. Wanderlei Silva-Rich Franklin rematch announced for UFC 147

    Franklin McNeil

    Wanderlei Silva will face former middleweight champion Rich Franklin in a rematch at UFC 147, the promotion announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  9. Former champ Rich Franklin to fight Cung Le at UFC 148

    Franklin McNeil

    After spending the past three-plus years competing against larger opposition, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin returns to his natural division.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2012
  10. Franklin has surgery, eyes 2012 return

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to manager TJ Stewart. The operation, which took place in Cincinnati, was deemed successful. "I spoke with Rich;...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  11. UFC 126: Kick helps Anderson Silva settle beef with Vitor Belfort...

    Franklin McNeil

    Anderson Silva put his beef with Vitor Belfort to rest by knocking his nemesis out in Round 1.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2011
  12. UFC 126: Vitor Belfort is healthy in body and spirit for Anderson...

    Franklin McNeil

    Back in the UFC fold and fully recovered from a shoulder injury, Vitor Belfort is in a good place -- both physically and mentally -- as he prepares to face Anderson Silva for the middleweight championship.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  13. Chuck Liddell calls it quits after standout MMA career

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, one of the pioneers of modern mixed martial arts, has retired from professional fighting.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  14. UFC 115: Chuck Liddell, Rich Franklin find their backs against th...

    Franklin McNeil

    Undersized and under pressure to perform against a bigger, stronger fighter, Rich "Ace" Franklin has his work cut out for him going into his UFC 115 fight with Chuck Liddell.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  15. Whether at 185 or 205, Franklin's goal is to lift a title

    Franklin McNeil

    Rich Franklin faces a dilemma: He's undersized in the light heavyweight ranks, and unable to best Anderson Silva at middleweight. What's a mixed martial artist to do? Keep doing his thing, writes Franklin McNeil.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2008