UFC News: Rich Franklin Injured, Out Until June

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rich ace franklin

According to MMAJunkie, Rich “Ace” Franklin has torn his meniscus in his knee and will have to have surgery to repair the injury.

Franklin was rumored to be fighting at UFC 82 in his home town of Cincinnati, Ohio, but this injury will force him out of the cage until June.

According to J.T. Stewart, Franklin’s publicity manager, the 33-year-old fighter recently experienced swelling of his knee – the same knee in which he tore a meniscus “several years ago” in a UFC match. His doctor determined that floating particles from the first injury had caused swelling, and while examining the knee, he realized Franklin had again suffered a similar tear.

The UFC’s former middleweight champ will fly to Las Vegas for corrective surgery, which will take place during the first week of January.

Franklin expects to return to the octagon sometime in or around June, Stewart said.


  1. derek

    December 20, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    like i said, rich is just waiting for the winner of henderson-silva.

  2. tom

    December 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    daamn i wanted to see him fight way before that fuck

  3. Realwun

    December 20, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Maybe waiting for Henderson but not Silva…

  4. dane drebin

    December 20, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    sucks the guy just cant catch a break

  5. roy

    December 21, 2007 at 8:44 am

    a torn menicus is usally 1 week of recovery after surgery, nfl nba mlb players have come back in as little as 3 days and there on the field again.

  6. Morey

    December 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    One way or the other, weather he is taking time off or really hurt, the UFC protects him. If noone steps up he might have a shot at Henderson after Silva.

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