Dana White Speaks on Future of Rich Franklin
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.19.2013
Franklin is still wants to fight again…
During a pre-fight press conference for UFC 165, UFC President Dana White addressed the future of former middleweight champion Rich Franklin. Franklin has not fought since a November loss to Cung Le in Macau, China. Below are some highlights:
White on Franklin wanting another fight: "I think he wants one more fight. I think he wants to fight again. It's so hard for these guys to retire. It's so hard to make the, 'I'm retiring' statement. It's hard."
White on Frankling starting his own business: "He's building a business right now. He's starting his own business. He's out there (in Los Angeles) working on that and building his own business. Hopefully it takes off and he makes millions of dollars and doesn't want to do that last fight. That's what I'd love to see. When guys get to a certain age, my question becomes, 'Why? Why go in and fight a guy?' I know you love it. I know this is who you are and everything else, but if he does this juice bar thing and it takes off and he makes millions of dollars, good for him. I'd rather that happen."