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Former UFC champ Rich Franklin announces MMA retirement

After teasing the possibility of one more MMA fight before calling it quits, Rich Franklin instead today announced his retirement. The former UFC middleweight champion penned a retirement column on theplayerstribune.com, a site that future MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter founded in 2014 to give athletes a direct medium to reach fans. According to 40-year-old Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC), […]

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Rich Franklin reflects on hanging up the gloves and his contributions to MMA

On Monday, the UFC former middleweight champion Rich Franklin published a poignant farewell article on The Players Tribune. Though he didn’t say he was retiring in the article, it was a matter of semantics — the 40-year-old Franklin wrote that he was closing one chapter of his life and beginning another. Franklin, who is currently the vice president

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