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Rich Franklin Net Worth

Rich Franklin net worth is

$3.5 Million

Rich Franklin Wiki Biography

Richard Jay Franklin II was born on 5 October 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is a retired professional mixed martial artist, best known to have competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a ex-UFC Middleweight Champion, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rich Franklin? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3.5 million, mostly earned through his success in professional mixed martial arts. He’s earned high valued contracts through fights, but later transitioned to a more executive role. He is the Vice-President of ONE Championship and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Rich Franklin Net Worth $3.5 million

Franklin attended William Henry Harrison High School, and after matriculating went to the University of Cincinnati. He graduated with a degree in mathematics, and would later earn a master’s degree in education. Prior to going into mixed martial arts, he was a mathematics teacher at Oak Hills High School.

In the early 1990s, he started learning martial arts, specifically karate at the Harrison Okinawan Karate Dojo. During this time, he was also learning submission fighting through instructional video tapes, and would later learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Jorge Gurgel. He then learn Muay Thai under Neal Rowe and Boxing under Rob Radford. Eventually, he would work his way to becoming a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

At the start of his UFC career, he would go on a perfect 3-0 record, defeating Evan Tanner, Edwin Dewees and Jorge Rivera. In 2005, he fought in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale” which he won against Ken Shamrock thanks to his striking. He was the first fighter to have knocked Shamrock out, and the win made him one of the most popular fighters in UFC. Thanks to his win, he got a title shot and would face Evan Tanner for the UFC Middleweight Championship. He won the belt and would successfully defend it against Nate Quarry and David Loiseau from 2005 to 2006, however, after the fight with David he would be side-lined for six months because of a broken hand. In 2007, he lost the belt to Anderson Silva via TKO during the first round and had to undergo surgery to fix a nasal fracture.

He returned in UFC 68 to fight against Jason MacDonald, getting a win. He then fought Yushin Okami in UFC 72 to determine the top contender for the middleweight division, which he won, and then fought Silva for a second time but would lose in the second round via TKO. After his second loss, Rich would start training with Matt Hume, and then moved to the Light Heavyweight division to fight against Matt Hamill. He won the fight via TKO and then faced Dan Henderson at UFC 93, losing in a controversial split decision, and his next fight would be against Wanderlei Silva which he won. At UFC 103, he fought against Vitor Belfort and lost during the first round though there was controversy about illegal blows to his head. Franklin then went on to face Chuck Liddell and would win thanks to a counter right hand during round one. He continued with a couple of more fights before returning to the Middleweight division.

Franklin’s return paired him with Cung Le, but he was knocked out during the first round; in 2015, he announced his retirement. The decision was made after he discussed retiring with his mother, admitting that his body had slowed down.

Aside from fighting, Franklin has acted in several film projects including “Cyborg Soldier” in which he stars with Tiffani Thiessen. He also played MMA Coach Billings in the comedy film “Mantervention”.

For his personal life, it is known that Rich was married to Beth Franklin in 2002 but they divorced in 2011. He is a Christian, and quotes Psalm 144:1 on his fighter gear and webpage.

Full Name Rich Franklin
Net Worth $3.5 Million
Date Of Birth October 5, 1974
Place Of Birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight 203 lbs (92.1 kg)
Profession Teacher, Martial Artist, Actor, Coach
Education William Henry Harrison High School, University of Cincinnati
Nationality American
Spouse Beth Franklin
Parents Vaila Franklin, Richard Franklin Sr.
Siblings Greg Franklin
Nicknames Rich Jay Franklin II , Ace , Richard Jay Franklin II
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rich.ace.franklin
Twitter https://twitter.com/richfranklin
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1924111/
Movies UFC 115, Cyborg Soldier, UFC 126, UFC 88: Breakthrough, The Hammer, The Genesis Code, UFC 58: USA vs. Canada, UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort, UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, UFC 64: Unstoppable, UFC 50: The War of ’04, UFC: The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights: Vol. 2, World Extreme Fighting: Vol. 2: The…
TV Shows UFC 99: The Comeback
# Fact
1 Defeated Evan Tanner to win the UFC Middleweight title at UFC 53- Heavy Hitters. [June 2005]
2 Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Alden Mills, of the “Perfect Pullup” workout program. [2008]
3 Defeated Edwin Dewees at UFC 44- Undisputed. [June 2003]
4 Defeated Evan Tanner at UFC 42- Sudden Impact. It was Rich’s UFC debut fight. [April 2003]
5 Defeated ‘Jorge Rivera’ at UFC 50- The War of ’04. [October 2004]
6 Won against ‘Nathan Quarry’ by KO (Punch) in UFC 56-Full Force on 19th November 2005 at 2:34 of the first round. [November 2005]
7 Defeated Ken Shamrock on The Ultimate Fighter Finale. [April 2005]
8 Is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Jorge Gurgel.
9 Was Knocked-out by Lyoto Machida at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye Festival on December 31st 2003.
10 Used to be a High School math teacher in Cinncinnati, Ohio for four years. He still volunteers at the school a few times a month.


Title Year Status Character
Gleichschaltung 2018 pre-production
Mantervention 2014 Coach Billings
The Hammer 2010 Coach Pruitt
The Genesis Code 2010 Coach Edwards
Cyborg Soldier 2008 Video Isaac


Title Year Status Character
Fight Church 2014 Documentary special thanks
Here Comes the Boom 2012 special thanks


Title Year Status Character
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
ONE Championship: Global Rivals 2016 TV Movie Himself – Fight Commentator
ONE Fighting Championship 27: Warrior’s Quest 2015 TV Movie Himself – ONE FC Vice President
UFC Ultimate Insider 2014 TV Series Himself – Season 2 & 11 Coach
UFC on Fox 2012 TV Series Himself
Once I Was a Champion 2011 Documentary Himself
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort 2011 TV Movie Himself
MMA H.E.A.T. 2011 TV Series Himself
The Striking Truth 3D 2010 Documentary Himself
UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin 2010 TV Special Himself
American Fighter 2009 TV Movie Himself – Host
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort 2009 TV Special Himself
UFC 99: The Comeback 2009 TV Special Himself
TV total 2009 TV Series Himself
UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson 2009 TV Special Himself
UFC Unleashed 2007-2008 TV Series
Best of UFC Fight Night 2008 Video Himself – Host
UFC 88: Breakthrough 2008 TV Special Himself
UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2 2008 TV Special Himself
UFC Wired 2007-2008 TV Series
UFC 77: Hostile Territory 2007 TV Special Himself
UFC 72: Victory 2007 TV Special Himself
UFC 72 Countdown 2007 TV Special Himself
UFC 68: The Uprising 2007 TV Special Himself
UFC 64: Unstoppable 2006 TV Special Himself
UFC 64 Countdown 2006 TV Special Himself
UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 4 2006 Video Himself
The O’Reilly Factor 2006 TV Series Himself
UFC 58: USA vs. Canada 2006 TV Special Himself
UFC 56: Full Force 2005 TV Special Himself
Beyond the Glory 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Himself
UFC 55: Fury 2005 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
UFC 54: Boiling Point 2005 TV Special Himself
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters 2005 TV Special Himself
The Ultimate Fighter 2005 TV Series Himself
UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 3 2004 Video Himself
UFC 50: The War of ’04 2004 TV Special Himself – Middleweight Fighter
UFC 44: Undisputed 2003 TV Special Himself
UFC 42: Sudden Impact 2003 TV Special Himself

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