Rich Franklin going through with tattooing after loss to Griffin

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

But don't ever say Rich Franklin isn't a man of his word. True to his promise, Franklin -- who lost the fight via unanimous decision -- visited a tattoo shop on Friday to begin the process of getting inked.

"I don't believe it," Griffin told MMA Fighting. "We didn't even shake hands on it. I definitely would not be getting it if I lost. I'd be like, 'Yeah, yeah, of course,' but then if I lost, you would have to knock me out to get me in that chair."

Franklin's manager JT Stewart told MMA Fighting that Franklin did indeed get a dragon on his back.

"I tried to talk him into getting Forrest on his ankle. He said no," Stewart told MMA Fighting.

Neither Franklin nor Griffin had ever previously had any tattoos before making the bet.

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superCalo site profile image  

2/20/11 7:55 PM by superCalo

I am torn, while I have lost a certain amount of respect for Franklin by being a fashion/fad follower, not being his own man, a individual and submitting to the current trend of getting a tattoo, I have also gained respect for him for sticking to his word re the outcome of the bout and the punishement which he has gone about without complaining.

I AM A MOFO site profile image  

2/20/11 7:48 PM by I AM A MOFO

It genuinely bothers you that somebody else (that you likely don't, and never will know) got a tattoo = you don't have much going on in your own life.Find better shit to get pissy about you pathetic fucks.

Bad Monkey site profile image  

2/20/11 7:42 PM by Bad Monkey

 You're right, what I meant to say was that tattoos in any civilized culture are meaningless.  Today tattoos are cliche and a good indicator of ones potentail doucheyness.  And MB couldn't be more right.

Monsters Ball site profile image  

2/20/11 10:42 AM by Monsters Ball

Tattoos are basically graffiti on people's body. Most of them look horrible. People try to justify them and say they mean something but they still look like garbage.

A 21 Second BJ site profile image  

2/20/11 9:43 AM by A 21 Second BJ

 a butterfly on the ankle would be bad ass!!

PolloLoco site profile image  

2/20/11 8:50 AM by PolloLoco

You beat me to it. This would be completely awesome if he got a tattoo of Trogdor the Burninator.

Tkelly647 site profile image  

2/20/11 7:52 AM by Tkelly647

 UG I am dissapoint 

Porkchop site profile image  

2/20/11 4:09 AM by Porkchop

can we get a pic of said tattoo? i can't believe we still don't have a pic.

RickStorm site profile image  

2/20/11 3:58 AM by RickStorm


Jesús X site profile image  

2/20/11 3:46 AM by Jesús X

my Muay thai tattoo is not meaning less