CONTENT TYPES

FILTER BY DATE

    • From
    • To

SEARCH TOOLS

10 results for "rich franklin"

Page of 1
  1. Jumping weight classes is trending

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Now that Frankie Edgar has finally been persuaded to fight in the UFC's featherweight division, we can get on with other fresher transplantations. Next up: Jose Aldo, to lightweight. Go figure. Edgar goes down to fight for Aldo's belt; Aldo go...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  2. Like 'Ace', Sonnen forced into new ventures

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva has lorded over the UFC's middleweight division long enough to create dilemmas for challengers. Dilemmas that look like specific little purgatories. Dilemmas that look like harsh reality checks (to guys like Patrick Cote and Th...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  3. Silvas long journey to the breaking point

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva finally let his words do the talking, rather than his sharp appendages. What a rare moment. So rare that it could more accurately be called a "never" moment. Silva aired his bad intentions for Chael Sonnen on the UFC 148 media ca...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  4. The thudding nature of UFC 147

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If we're talking volume alone, this is the biggest fight weekend that ever labored so hard to raise an eyebrow. And out of all the MMA going on this weekend -- Fedor Emelianenko versus Pedro Rizzo in St. Petersburg (good luck finding a feed) going...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Company man Franklin answers call again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Rich Franklin is 37 years old. He is the former UFC middleweight champion who, when he signed on to fight Cung Le at UFC 148, expressed road-weary relief to be headed back home to 185 pounds. It had been too long, and Franklin never felt comfortable ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Notes and Nuggets from New York City

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEW YORK -- For as stacked as the UFC 146 card appears for Memorial Day weekend, it's really two title fights (Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz and Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva) and a pack of glitzy non-consequential match-ups (Cung Le/Rich Franklin and For...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. Bisping/Boetsch to Calgary is the right play

    Chuck Mindenhall

    With Chael Sonnen's rematch against Anderson Silva now migrating from Brazil to Las Vegas, UFC 148 becomes the Miami Heat of fight cards. It is stacked, stuffed, loaded and insane. And let's face it, this annually huge Vegas card had a pot of gold...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  8. Rich Franklin returns to his rightful home

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Before guys like Joseph Benavidez and Jon Fitch knew limbo, Rich Franklin was the original purgatory in the UFC. He was the middleweight champion for 16 months in the mid-aughts, beginning with a declarative victory over Evan Tanner and ending three ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  9. Gustafsson's 2011 similar to Jones' 2010

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Had Rich Franklin been more privy to Alexander Gustafsson, we'd either be talking about the rung-climbing Swede as a foil to Jon Jones (more than we are now) or not talking about him at all. It was a tailor-made passing of the guard moment that never...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. It's gotta be the shoes for Team Soares

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER -- If you haven't noticed, there aren't a lot of guys coming out of Black House that lose. Theoretically, this is because Ed Soares has a stable of fighters who are really good practitioners of the martial arts -- guys like Anderson Silva (...

    Blog | June 11, 2011