Posts in category "Rich Franklin"

What I learned from Rich Franklin at Chicago Ideas Week

Rich and Katalin
Chicago Ideas Week has been offered great lectures and words of wisdom in many areas of business, enterprise and life.  It’s our city’s 4th year offering an eclectic menu of topics to expand your mind. The events that have captured my attention have little in common: Veterans: Life After Service featuring Mark Doyle (a student... Read more »

Ken Shamrock Hopefully Retiring

Ken Shamrock reminds me of a character actor.  For me, he has never had the skills to be the leading man.  I do not mind seeing his face pop up here or there, but please do not give him to many lines or top billing.   Shamrock at 46 years of age, has a record... Read more »

Rich Franklin, Nothing Will Stop Him

A lot of words have been dedicated to Rich Franklin lately.  He has been generous in sharing time and insight with Chicagonow.com readers.  His most recent performance against Chuck Liddell has revived interest from fans and earned him the tagline of  ’A True Warrior’.  The Former UFC  Champion approached his fight against Chuck Liddell with... Read more »
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Rich Franklin Interview

Here is a quick interview I had with Rich Franklin.  He will be fighting Chuck Liddell on a PPV UFC Event June 12th.  The Former MIddleweight Champion shared a little insight into his training.   KO:  Give us one sample week of your training program when preparing for a fight. RF:  Four days a week... Read more »

Rich Franklin Gives Tips to Southpaw MMA Fighters

Rich Franklins Shares Basic Southpaw Tips A Lefty’s Jab is Thrown Over the Top. “As a lefty I am always fighting a righty.  I run into the problem that my opponent’s lead foot is directly in front of my lead foot.  This places us in an open stance.  What I am trying to do is... Read more »

Rich Franklin's Fights June 12th, MMA Exercises

This is the ending position from the above movement.  Continue doing this movement in a smooth manner.  Avoid using your hands.  Switch directions once you get the hang of it.  This is an adapted four point base drill for the resist a ball.
Rich Franklin (25-5-0), the Former UFC Middleweight Champion is naturally eager to get back into the octagon at UFC 115 on June 12th. Franklin has presented a golden boy image for mixed martial arts since he first got in the UFC back in 2003 when he beat Evan Tanner by TKO.  Franklin has professionalized every... Read more »
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Rich Franklin's MMA Exercises

Here is a continuation from Monday’s Blog.  Rich Franklin shares another exercise from his personal workout regiment. Franklin explains why he does the ball knee tuck with rotations as part of his MMA training. “The knee tuck and rotation mimics when I am laying on my back and someone is in my guard and I... Read more »

Poor Floyd, Trumped Again!

Rich Franklin – UFC StarThis Saturday night is an exciting night for fight fans.  You have the UFC 103 being stacked up against Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bout with Manuel “Pee-drinking”Marquez.   The HBO fight night is being picked as this year’s biggest boxing event.  With Mayweather Jr., an undefeated champion, taking on Marquez a worthy... Read more »

Gina Carano - Another MMA Fighter to Move into the Movies

We have recently touched on the presence of MMA fighters crossing over onto the screen.  MMA stars like: Rich Franklin, Andrei Arlovski, Randy Couture and Rampage Jackson have been lured in with exciting roles that allow them to play dress up for a justifiable fee. Although I can say, I am not eager to see... Read more »
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Hollywood Turns to the MMA World for Action Stars

Rampage Jackson is the newest member of the MMA community to get a shot at Hollywood stardom.  Although there have been a slew of WEC/WWF personalities to meet a punch or body slam on screen, I think Hollywood recognizes the hammy presence of many a UFC fighter.   With icons in MMA like Randy Couture... Read more »