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  • 22 days ago
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"I always talk about a fight that most people don't bring up, it's when I fought Travis Lutter in Montreal. Basically in the fight I had all the answers I needed (to win) but it was just failed execution at every point. I ended up in the worst possible scenario that I could have been in. This fight was probably my worst winning performance. I ended up in the worst situation I could have been in and I mentally broke. I just said, 'I'm gonna lose this fight.' I found a way out of the situation and read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former UFC champion Rich Franklin joins The Great MMA Debate to talk about his final fight and when it might happen, and handing over his home town to Matt Brown. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In this exclusive Bloody Elbow interview, Glory CEO Jon Franklin talks the future of kickboxing, and why he wants to see Donald Cerrone in a Glory ring. Kickboxing fans tend to be a rather concerned lot. For a number of years now, there's been a lingering fear that the sport was going to just wither up and die, leaving fans out in the cold. Enter Glory. Debuting in 2012, Glory immediately established themselves as the world's leading kickboxing organization. For US fans in particular, Glory was read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Jon Franklin has not been in the GLORY hotseat for long, but already the new CEO has been making his presence felt via changes to the live event format and operational structure. He tells Bloody Elbow that title tournaments are out and so is the habit of going head-to-head with giant boxing pay-per-views on a Saturday night. Kickboxing fans around the world welcomed this week's news that GLORY 18: RETURN TO GLORY will take place on Friday, November 7 in Oklahoma, USA. The headline fight sees lig read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The GLORY 18: "Return to GLORY" fight card has just been announced. MMAmania.com spoke with GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin about the card that will take place on Nov. 7, 2014 from The Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma, as well as a few housekeeping issues including two star light heavyweights that are currently not signed with the promotion. GLORY is finally back. The world's leading kickboxing promotion announced its upcoming fight card on Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2014) aptly titled, GLORY 18 read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Rich Franklin is enjoying his life as a sports executive. As the Vice President of ONE FC, the Asian MMA organization based in Singapore, he's busy helping his organization with public relations work, some broadcasting during live events, operational tasks and even social media help. But as happy as things are - and Franklin is adamant he's content - he just can't quite quit professional fighting. At least not yet. Or, at least, he thinks not yet. The truth is he doesn't really know what his fig read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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MMA legend Rich Franklin talks about his new role as vice president of One FC. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show. 1:00 p.m. ET -- UFC broadcaster Jon Anik will look back at Mark Hunt's win over Roy Nelson and ahead to UFC 178. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will preview his UFC 178 title defense against Chris Cariaso. 1:45 p.m. -- Bellator lightweight title contender Michael Chandler will discuss his upcoming title fight against Will Brooks and Eddie Alvarez's UFC debut. 2:05 p.m. -- MMA legend Rich Franklin will read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Earlier this week GLORY installed sports marketing veteran Jon Franklin as Chief Executive Officer. A 15-year veteran of IMG, Franklin takes up the CEO role at a crucial juncture in GLORY's operation. Having been involved with the company since late 2012, he has plenty of ideas he wants to implement and is hitting the ground running. GLORY appointed a new Chief Executive Officer earlier this week and he is wasting no time in pushing things forward. Jon Franklin, who spent 15 years as an executiv read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Jon Franklin has been appointed as the new CEO of Glory Sports International, parent company of the Glory kickboxing organization. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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GLORY's new CEO says his kickboxing promotion will be back in action in late October. In addition, their Spike TV deal is renewed, Amsterdam and Paris are possible destinations, and "the door is open on all possibilities" with Bellator MMA. GLORY Sports International and its board of directors have announced on Tuesday morning (Aug. 19, 2014) that Sports-Entco founder and president, John J. Franklin, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the global kickboxing promotion. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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  • 4 months ago
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Rich Franklin knows that he needs to pull the trigger soon if he wants one last UFC bout. Rich Franklin is a former UFC middleweight champion and a long-time "at the ready" guy for the promotion. He was willing to bounce between middleweight and light heavyweight and take catchweight bouts against seemingly all comers. He's also been out of competition since his brutal KO loss to Cung Le in November of 2012. Now an executive for Asian MMA promotion ONE FC, Franklin has a fight left on his UFC co read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Then came a pair of devastating wins over Anderson Silva and well, it sounds like Franklin is boarding the "All American" Express. Choo! Choo! "I tell you what, I wasn't a big Weidman believer at first, but looking at the second Anderson Silva fight, he looked great and had a solid gameplan. Lyoto & Anderson have this great ability to elude punches and draw you into their game. Lyoto is obviously a bit different than Anderson and he is a bigger fighter, and size hasn't played a big role in the A read news >>

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