Rich Franklin

Photo of the Day: Franklin’s Eye After UFC 93


Photo courtesy of RichFranklin.com.

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin shows fans his eye just days after being inadvertently poked in the third round by Dan Henderson, who defeated Franklin by split decision at UFC 93 this past weekend, in a new photo on his official website.

UFC 93 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video

Here’s video from Thursday’s pre-fight press conference for UFC 93. Video of Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson speaking to the media is above. Comments from Mark Coleman, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, John Hathaway, and Tom Egan follow after the jump.

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Video: Kenny Florian Breaks Down Franklin-Henderson, Coleman-Rua

In the above video, UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian breaks the two high-profile matchups that will headline Saturday’s UFC 93 event in Dublin, Ireland: Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Mark Coleman.

Video: Franklin Ready to Answer Challenges Henderson Presents

In the above video, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin discusses his upcoming light heavyweight bout with former PRIDE multi-division champion Dan Henderson at this Saturday’s UFC 93 event, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Video: Henderson Wants Exciting Fight Against Franklin

In the above video, former PRIDE multi-division champion Dan Henderson discusses his upcoming light heavyweight bout with former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin at this Saturday’s UFC 93 event, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Dana White’s UFC 93 Video Blog (Part III)

Here’s the third part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event. In this edition, White does some weightlifting at a gym in Ireland, checks out the O2 Arena where UFC 93 will be held, and talks with Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle, and Rich Franklin.

Dana White’s UFC 93 Video Blog (Part II)

Here’s the second part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event. In this edition, White hosts more tapings of the upcoming ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, talks with Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson about their fight this weekend, and then challenges both to a round of Guitar Hero via iPhone.

Countdown to UFC 93 Available for Free Viewing at UFC.com

“Countdown to UFC 93”, which will unfortunately not be airing on television in North America, is now available for free viewing on the UFC’s official website.

Video: Extended Preview of UFC 93 Clash Between Franklin and Henderson

Here’s a ten-minute preview of the upcoming light heavyweight dream clash between former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight title holder Dan Henderson, a fight that I’m looking forward to very, very much.

Report: Henderson, Franklin to Battle for TUF 9 Coaching Spot


Dan Henderson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In a situation that was already heavily rumored to be taking place, the winner of former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former multi-division PRIDE title holder Dan Henderson’s light heavyweight battle at UFC 93 in January will be offered a coaching spot opposite Michael Bisping during the ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show.

Brian Knapp of Sherdog.com reported the news on Monday, citing a Spike TV representative as confirming the scenario. Shooting for the show is expected to begin in late January, following the conclusion of UFC 93, which takes place on January 17 in Dublin, Ireland.

UFC President Dana White officially announced Bisping as one of the show’s coaches during Saturday evening’s post-fight press conference for UFC 89, where Bisping defeated fellow ‘TUF’ alumnus Chris Leben in the show’s three-round main event.

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