|Real Name/Full Name:
|Richard Jay Franklin II
|49 years old
|5 October 1974
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Rich Franklin Gay?:
|Mixed martial artist
|Net Worth in 2024:
Rich Franklin is an American mixed martial artist who has been a champion of the UFC Middleweight category. Since 2014, Rich has been working as Vice President of the Asian Mixed Martial Arts company “ONE Championship.”
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Early Life & Biography
Being born in the town of Cincinnati, Ohio, he did his primary schooling from Cincinnati itself; he went to William Henry Harrison High school for his high education. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. He also taught Oak Hills High School in Ohio before moving to the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He was also given a nickname “Ace” as a result of resemblance to Jim Carry and his character Ace Ventura.
Rich was born to Richard Sr. and Vaila Franklin; his parents divorced when he was five years old. He is one of the seven siblings. He has one biological brother and five step-siblings.
He was married to Beth Franklin in 2002 and had a son from her. They divorced in 2011.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 October 1974, Rich Franklin is 49 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024. His height is 1.85 tall, and his weight is 84 kg.
Before being a professional fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Rich used to be a Mathematics teacher at the Oak Hills High School in Ohio.
Rich’s UFC career was a perfect 3-0 start, including a win over UFC veteran Evan Tanner. He fought in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale” on 5th April 2005, it was the first live UFC card on free cable TV. He faced the former champion of UFC Ken Shamrock in that fight and won the battle over Technical Knock Out. This win gave Rich UFC stardom and a chance to fight for the UFC title.
On 5th June 2005, Rich defeated Evan Tanner for the second time in UFC, which gave him the UFC middleweight championship title. On 19th November 2005, Franklin defended the title against Nate Quarry. During UFC 56 on 4th March 2006, Rich again defended the title in a fight against David Loiseau. Rich broke his left hand during the match, which kept him away from the action for the next six months.
Rich lost his title on 14th October 2006 to Anderson Silva, who won the fight on technical knock out. Then franklin returned to the Light Heavyweight and signed a six-fight contract with UFC.
Rich returned to middleweight again in November 2012. There he lost the fight against Cung Le.
In September 2015, Franklin announced his retirement from the competitive fighting. He was included in the UFC Hall of fame in 2019.
Awards & Achievements
Rich Franklin has been crowned as UFC Middleweight champion once, and he has defended the title twice against the opponents after that.
Rich has won the “Knockout of the Night,” “fight of the night,” “Most significant strikes in about,” and also has been included in the Hall Of Fame in 2019.
Net Worth & Salary of Rich Franklin in 2024
As of February 2024, The net worth of Rich Franklin is around $5 million as the salary is not determined for professional fighters, the amount that he won from all the fights averages at $250,000.
Rich Franklin and Jeff Adler created a clothing brand “American Fighter” in 2002, which initially started selling T-Shirts. The clothing brand grew substantially to become the full line of athletic training clothing. In 2012, Affliction clothing acquired the majority of the business and mainstreamed the industry into retailers.
Rich Franklin also owns a brand which deals with wholesale of packaged and bottled organic juices.
Rich Franklin has been an MMA fighter since 1999 until 2015. He started to learn Karate in the 1990s under Bill George and Steve Rafferty. Winning the middleweight championship in 2005, he established himself as a professional fighter in UFC. After a successful career in UFC, he was included in the UFC Hall of fame in 2019. He currently works with ONE Championship as a Vice President.