Rich Franklin will undergo shoulder surgery next week. | Photo: Dave Mandel


UFC light heavyweight Rich Franklin announced Friday that he injured his shoulder 10 days ago while training and, as a result, will undergo minor surgery to repair a torn labrum on Sept. 13.

According to a release distributed by his management, “Ace” sustained the injury while participating in a routine grappling session at his gym in Cincinnati. Franklin is expected to make a full recovery in two to three months.

“The timing of this shoulder injury is unfortunate considering my fight was pulled from the UFC 133 card, but I know everything will go as planned and that I will recover quickly,” Franklin said in the release. “The UFC is being supportive, and I hope my fans also will be understanding. I promise to get back in the Octagon and fight again as soon as possible.”

Franklin was slated to square off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 133 last month, but the Brazilian withdrew from the contest with a shoulder injury of his own. As the UFC could not find a replacement on short notice, Franklin was also taken off the card.

A former UFC middleweight champion, Franklin has done the majority of his work at light heavyweight since suffering two brutal technical knockout losses to reigning 185-pound king Anderson Silva in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Franklin, 36, has split his last six contests, knocking out light heavyweights Matt Hamill and Chuck Liddell and earning a unanimous decision over Wanderlei Silva in a 195-pound catchweight affair. Franklin’s three losses in that span came courtesy of Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and, most recently, Forrest Griffin at UFC 126 in February.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cain Velasquez Injured, Stipe Miocic Steps in to Face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

  • 12 days ago
  • 101 views

UFC officials announced on Sunday that the former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 196 title fight against titleholder Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

BREAKING: UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum Injured, Drops Off Super Bowl Card

  • 11 days ago
  • 1027 views

Less than 24 hours after Cain Velasquez had to drop out of the UFC 196 main event opposite Fabricio Werdum, the champion has reportedly had to withdraw as well. read news >>

Cursed Cain Velasquez, the Man with so Much Unrealized Potential

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

"Cain Velasquez injured, out of upcoming fight." It is something like a broken record at this point, isn't it? Have there actually been more headlines announcing a Velasquez injury than headlines tal read news >>

Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

The fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 84 event in Australia continues to take shape.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Victory FC 48 heads to Iowa on Feb. 19 with Jackson vs. Moreno title fight

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

Victory FC, which recently announced a new deal with UFC Fight Pass, has set a full lineup for its second event of the year.Filed under: News read news >>

Hendricks vs. Thompson Now Headlines UFC Fight Night on FS1 Feb. 6 in Las Vegas

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC® announced today that its card on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will now air live on FS1 and be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between former read news >>

Four Bouts Announced for Debut Event in Croatia

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC® today announced the first four bouts to be included in the organisation’s debut event in Croatia on Sunday, April 10 at Zagreb Arena. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® ZAGREB will go on general sale read news >>

UFC Fight Night Zagreb Gets First Four Bouts, Including Gonzaga vs. Magomedov

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC on Thursday announced the first four bouts to be included in the organisation’s debut event in Croatia. read news >>

Hendricks vs. Thompson Now Headlines UFC Fight Night on FS1

  • 8 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC announced that its card on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will now air live on FS1, headlined by Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Hasn't Watched Tape of Holly Holm Fight

  • 8 days ago
  • 11 views

It's been more than two months since Ronda Rousey suffered her first career loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193, but the former women's bantamweight champion has not stopped to look at footage from th read news >>