Rich Franklin in discussion to become OneFC executive


Rich Franklin is still under contract with the UFC, but hasn't fought since November of 2012. Recently Franklin has discussed another fight, but today we learned his fighting career might be over and he could be moving onto a new job with Asian promotion One FC:

Franklin, who made his UFC debut more than 11 years ago, today announced via Facebook that he’s been offered a vice president position with the Asia-based organization. He said he plans to head to the promotion’s Singapore headquarters to finalize the deal.

According to Franklin, he’s been give the green light from UFC co-owners and executives Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta.

As he posted today:

I have been in talks with ONE FC about taking a job with them. They offered me a position as VP. I will be heading to ONE FC headquarters in the next few weeks to work out the details. I met with Dana and Lorenzo at the end of last year and they gave me their blessing. I will keep you posted.

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BrunoMcGyver site profile image  

4/19/14 8:57 PM by BrunoMcGyver

Nice move by One FC if true. However, I hope this doesn't set a predecent for them for start getting ex-UFC guys on their ranks. Franklin's fine because he's a legend (or close to it) of the sport, but hopefully One FC doesn't go crazy and try make itself UFC 2.0

WelterweightBatman site profile image  

4/19/14 8:41 PM by WelterweightBatman

Franklins gonna make sure fighters get paid

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

4/19/14 8:36 PM by Brian J DSouza

Glad to see the UFC support its former independent contractors in continuing employment after their part-time/short-term MMA careers.UFC can only hire so many ex-fighters (Florian, Stann, Hughes, Liddell).Props to Rich for making the most with different business ideas.

WhiteMustang site profile image  

4/19/14 6:17 PM by WhiteMustang

Great addition for One Fc. Rich is a true ambassador and well respected figure in MMA.

Thacommish site profile image  

4/19/14 6:10 PM by Thacommish

he could probably be their champ

Medium Nog site profile image  

4/19/14 5:09 PM by Medium Nog

This is what I was thinking.

TheEssence site profile image  

4/19/14 4:40 PM by TheEssence

He better not. Franklin is the fuckin man

ClemenzasCannoli site profile image  

4/19/14 4:39 PM by ClemenzasCannoli

How long until DFW goes off on a tirade about what a horrible disloyal person Rich is and starts to discredit his past accomplishments?

FlyingKnee_bar site profile image  

4/19/14 2:41 PM by FlyingKnee_bar

Smart move, the ufc recognizes the need for feeder leagues and having rich in that position is big for one fc and ufc

Conditserectnippys site profile image  

4/19/14 1:37 PM by Conditserectnippys

They sent him over to set the stage for another take over. UFC buys them in next 2 years.