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Rich Franklin Planning To Fulfill UFC Contract

Despite suffering a knockout loss last year, former UFC champion Rich Franklin isn’t quite ready to retire from MMA. “Ace” seems content on at least completing his current UFC contract – however many fights remain.

“I have at least one more fight, possibly two more fights on my contract,” said Franklin, during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour. “I always said I would definitely fulfill my contract so I at least have that much (left).”

The 38-year-old former school teacher has gone 2-2 in his last four and 4-4 since 2008, pushing his overall record to 29-7. The latest loss was a first round knockout defeat at the hands of Cung Le last November.

Franklin added that he might fight more than what is left on his deal, saying “as soon as I get stuff going on my end with this juice business….I am going to be focused more on specific fight training.” His target date for a return is late 2013.