Former UFC champion Rich Franklin is going to add another job title to his current resume, as “Ace” confirmed reports that he is headed to ONE FC.
ONE FC is the top promotion in Asia and led by Victor Cui, who recently conducted an interview with FightLine that will be posted later this week.
Franklin still has a fight on his UFC contract, but stated that both Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta “gave me their blessing” to take this position.
“I have been in talks with ONE FC about taking a job with them,” Franklin posted on Facebook. “They offered me a position as VP. I will be heading to ONE FC headquarters in the next few weeks to work out the details. I will keep you posted.”
Franklin hasn’t fought since a 2012 knockout loss to Cung Le in Macau. He is 5-5 in his last 10 overall and turns 40 this October.