Rich Franklin will return to cage for one more fight

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin has been out of action since November 2012 when he was knocked out by Cung Le in Macao.

On Friday’s episode of Inside MMA on AXS TV, Franklin confirmed that he plans to return to the ring for one final fight, but it has to be against the right fighter.

Rich Franklin will return to cage for one more fight

“You know, I lost my last fight, and that really kind of solidified my decision to make this my last fight coming up. I know that took me out of title contention and so for me to get back into the title hunt would be a couple years’ worth of work and I know that. I’m 39, I’ll be 40 next year and it’s getting to the point where it’s late in my life and it’s really too late to have that title run so I started questioning, what am I really fighting for, if I can’t make it to the title anymore? I know I’m not in title contention anymore and I realize that so, that’s how it is.”

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